Press did receive advanced screeners during the first season of The Mandalorian, which allowed media sites some extra time to review and research the big moments of each episode so that articles would be ready ahead fo time. No screeners for season two means critics will need to watch the episodes as soon as they drop on Disney+ and then rush out their reviews.
It looks like Disney is choosing to remain very secretive with The Mandalorian this season and won’t even be sending advance episode screeners to the media. Peter Sciretta of Slash Film revealed that press screeners will not be sent to media outlets ahead of each new The Mandalorian episode, meaning everyone will have to wait to see episodes when they drop on Disney+ each Friday.
The Mandalorian isn’t doing press screeners for season 2. Looks like everyone is watching the show at the exact same time at midnight on Thursday nights.
— Peter Sciretta loves Star Wars (@PeterSciretta) October 24, 2020
The risk with press screeners is that information could be leaked or that the files could be pirated before the episodes can air officially. With a show as big as The Mandalorian, it makes sense that Disney wouldn’t want to spoil the experience for audiences ahead of time, and sending screeners is therefore a potential risk. The Mandalorian’s season one premiere held one of the most closely guarded secrets in Star Wars history, with the reveal of Baby Yoda aka The Child.