The Mandalorian season 1 is over. While the hit Star Wars show is set to return on Disney+ next year, people are already canceling their subscription to the streaming service, at least until Baby Yoda and Mando are back for more in 2020. Disney+ launched earlier this year, with The Mandalorian serving as its flagship show. That worked to draw in subscribers out of the gate, but keeping them around in the long haul may prove to be a bit more challenging.
Following The Mandalorian season 1 finale, quite a few Star Wars fans took to Twitter to reveal that they are canceling the service. Since Disney hasn't reported on the numbers officially, it's hard to know if this is a relatively small number of people, or if quite a few others not boasting about it on social media are doing the same. One Twitter user shared a screenshot of the form asking why they chose to cancel Disney+ and the reasoning provided was nothing shy of brilliant. After checking the "other" box, the user filled in the following response.
"The Mandalorian is over. This is the way."
Disney+ launched in November and represents a massive part of the studio's future. The entertainment landscape is increasingly dominated by streaming, largely thanks to what Netflix has been able to accomplish in the space over the last handful of years. But this shows the danger of luring subscribers in with a bit or two of flashy content. Once that's been consumed, what reason do they truly have to stick around? It's a question Disney will need to answer in the months, and years, to follow.
Netflix, for example, holds licenses for content from various studios, in addition to investing literal billions into original content every year. That has helped them boost their subscriber count to more than 150 million worldwide. Disney+ launched with very strong numbers out of the gate, amassing more than 10 million subscribers just one day after its launch in the U.S. But if a number of those subscribers are going to bail when the show they're tuning in for is over, that could prove to be problematic. HBO, similarly, saw quite a few subscribers leave once Game of Thrones ended its run.
The cast for The Mandalorian includes Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog and Nick Nolte. And let's not forget the breakout star Baby Yoda, who is played by both a practical puppet on set and a mix of CGI when needed. Series creator Jon Favreau is currently working on season 2, which he recently confirmed will be arriving in fall 2020. An Obi-Wan Kenobi series and a Rogue One prequel show centered on Cassian Andor are also in development for Disney+ on the Star Wars side of things. Plus, the new season of The Clone Wars arrives in February. This news was previously reported by Comicbook.com.
Time to cancel Disney+, Mando’s over.— 2020table - Mauricio (@Browntable_Ent) December 29, 2019
Bout to watch the Mandalorian finale and then cancel Disney Plus! Wish me luck— Ezra Parter (@EzraParter) December 30, 2019
Is there anything worth watching on disney + other then Mandalorian....ima bout to cancel this bitch.— inf1ntlysubl1me (@inf1ntlysubl1m1) December 30, 2019
I’m probably going to do the free trial of Disney+ so I can binge Mandalorian and then cancel. Does that make me even cooler? 😂— 𝕯𝖆𝖛𝖎𝖉 𝕷𝖆𝖓𝖌𝖋𝖔𝖗𝖉 (@davidlangford73) December 30, 2019
“Im gonna to cancel Disney+ now that Mandalorian is over”. -the new look at me I’m too cool for the room quote— That Junkman (@ThatJunkman) December 30, 2019
everybody cancel their disney+ subscribtions, nobody fucking punches baby yoda and gets away with that shit— sloop john b (@babyyodaisagod) December 30, 2019
Now that Mandalorian is over I can cancel Disney plus until next season. Lol. This is just like HBO and GOT all over again. #DisneyPlus— Deputy Dangerous (@DangerousDeputy) December 31, 2019
Finished the season finale of Mandalorian.— The Reese's Guy (@AndrewAthias) December 28, 2019
Time to cancel Disney+ until season 2 comes out.
#TheMandalorian was great!! Now watch me promptly cancel my Disney+ subscription— Gabe (@llcoolgabes) December 31, 2019