The Mandalorian, season 3 loses one of its most important elements

The Mandalorian is, without a doubt, one of the best productions to come out of Star Wars in years, along with Andor. Not only because of the performances of Pedro Pascal, the presence of Grogu (Baby Yoda) and the calm stories of its first two seasons. One of the key elements of its success is its original soundtrack, which has been celebrated for its originality and tone, while remaining close to the Lucasfilm franchise.

But Ludwig Göransson, responsible for the original soundtrack of the first two seasons of The Mandalorian, will not return for the third. He will be replaced by Joseph Shirley, who was in charge of the music on The Book of Boba Fett. The reasons have not been fully revealed, but the reasons are probably related to scheduling conflicts.

Who is Ludwig Göransson beyond Mandalorian?

Ludwig Göransson, born in 1984 in Sweden, is today one of the most important composers in Hollywood. In 2007 he moved to Los Angeles where he met Ryan Coogler, with whom he began working on a series of films including Fruitvale Station, Creed and Black Panther. Although his first success as a composer was in the Community series, where, on the other hand, he met Donald Glover (Childish Gambino) and coincided with the Russo brothers.

In addition to working on the first two seasons of The Mandalorian, he has also worked on Black Panther—for which he won an Oscar—and its sequel, Wakanda Forever. In addition to that, Göransson has been responsible for a good number of high-calibre productions. Among them is Tenet, Red (Pixar), Everything, Everything, A Spy and a Half, among others. His latest work is again for Christopher Nolan for Oppenheimer.

Ludwig Göransson has worked as a producer and songwriter for Childish Gambino (Donald Glover), participating in his four albums: Camp, Because the Internet, Awaken, My Love!, and 3.15.20. He also worked on two songs on HAIM’s debut album and composed Rhianna’s song Lift me Up for Wakanda Forever.

The third season of The Mandalorian premieres on March 1 on Disney+. It continues the adventures of Din Djarin alongside Grogu after the events of the second season and the Book of Boba Fett.