The Skywalker Saga may be done, counting down the last few weeks until its arrival on home video, but that home – television – is where the next few chapters of the Star Wars story will be flourishing. Season 7 of The Clone Wars arrives next Friday on Disney Plus in the States, and here in the UK on 24th March season one of The Mandalorian arrives, and Empire magazine are rolling out the welcome mat for the show.

This month’s issue of Empire takes an exclusive deep dive into the first ever live-action Star Wars show, telling the full story of the galaxy far, far away’s new dawn. Inside you’ll find brand new interviews with showrunner Jon Favreau, star Pedro Pascal, and director Taika Waititi – talking the helmet-headed new hero, the arrival of ‘Baby Yoda’, and the show’s Western influences. On the newsstand cover, you’ll find The Mandalorian in all his glory – flanked by his adorable sidekick.

This month’s most-Wanted subscriber cover is illustrated exclusively for Empire by Sam Gilbey.

The newsstand edition is on sale from Thursday 20th February.