We’re learning more about the cast for the upcoming Disney+ Star Wars Live-Action series – The Mandalorian and it includes some amazing names. Everything you may have heard on the rumor vine is true.
Pedro Pascal (Narcos) has been cast in the title role as a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy. He is joined by Gina Carano (Deadpool), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man) and Nick Nolte (Affliction). Pascal’s series Narcos consistently gets high marks from critics and has been on our list of shows to binge when we get a chance.
No matter how you look at it, the new cast is quite a line up. Any cast that manages to have both Werner Herzog and Nick Nolte is going for some high level chaos. Add Carl Weathers (AKA Rockey’s Apollo Creed) and the fantastic Gina Carano from Deadpool and you have a highly combustible situation. Sounds exciting.
“We’re having a great time working with this incredibly talented group and excited for everyone to see what we’re up to,” says Executive Producer Jon Favreau.
Currently in production, The Mandalorian is written and executive produced by Jon Favreau, with Dave Filoni(Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) directing the first episode and serving as executive producer alongside Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Additional episodic directors include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).
Here’s as much of the plot synopsis as we currently have for the first Star Wars live-action streaming series:
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.
The Mandalorian is the first of two announced Star Wars series that will be exclusive to Disney+, The Walt Disney Company’s upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service, which is set to launch in the U.S. in late 2019.
What do you think of the all-star cast?