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After two wonderful seasons, Joseph Shirley has replaced Ludwig Göransson as the composer of The Mandalorian’s third season

With the third season of The Mandalorian just weeks away, Film Music Reporter has confirmed that Joseph Shirley has replaced Ludwig Göransson as the show’s main composer. Göransson has been on hand to oversee the soundtracks for the previous seasons but passed the torch for The Book Of Boba Fett. And now, after supplying additional music for the earlier seasons as part of Göransson’s team, Shirley has stepped up to take the reins.

The collaboration worked famously on The Book Of Boba Fett, with Göransson supplying the themes and Shirley composing the overall soundtrack. And Jon Favreau and his team will be hoping the collaboration repeats its success on The Mandalorian.

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After producing the score for Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Göransson has been busy scoring Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer. While Shirley has been busy crafting the score for Michael B. Jordan’s Creed III.


The series stars Pedro Pascal, Katee Sackhoff, Carl Weathers, Amy Sedaris, Emily Swallow and Giancarlo Esposito. The directors of the eight-episode Season 3 include Rick Famuyiwa, Rachel Morrison, Lee Isaac Chung, Carl Weathers, Peter Ramsey and Bryce Dallas Howard.

Jon Favreau is the showrunner/head writer and serves as an executive producer along with Dave Filoni, Rick Famuyiwa, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist and Carrie Beck are co-executive producers.

The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal, third from left) in Lucasfilm’s THE MANDALORIAN, season three, exclusively on Disney+. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.

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The Mandalorian Season 3 launches on Disney Plus on March 1.


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