Lucasfilm has Announced the Cast for Live-Action Star Wars Series “The Mandalorian”

Lucasfilm has announced the cast for the upcoming Star Wars live action series, The Mandalorian, heading to Disney+.

  • As initially reported in November, Pedro Pascal has been cast in the title role as a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy.
  • Giancarlo Esposito, who was recently cast in another Disney+ project called Stargirl, joins Pascal in the upcoming series.
  • The pair will also be joined by:
    • Gina Carano (Deadpool)
    • Emily Swallow (Supernatural)
    • Carl Weathers (Predator)
    • Omid Abtahi (American Gods)
    • Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man)
    • Nick Nolte (Affliction)
  • The Mandalorian is written and executive produced by Jon Favreau, with Dave Filoni directing the first episode and serving as executive producer alongside Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson.

What they’re saying:

  • Executive Producer Jon Favreau: “We’re having a great time working with this incredibly talented group and excited for everyone to see what we’re up to.”

More on The Mandalorian:

  • Favreau announced the title of the new series, along with details regarding the plot, earlier this month.
  • The series will include episodes directed by:
    • Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone WarsStar Wars Rebels)
    • Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones)
    • Rick Famuyiwa (Dope)
    • Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates)
    • Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok)
  • The series will take place between the events of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.
  • The Mandalorian will be heading to the Disney Streaming Service.
  • George Lucas recently stopped by the set of coming series.
  • No release date for The Mandalorian has been announced at this time.

The Plot:

  • After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic