After months of reports claiming Pedro Pascal would star in Disney’s upcoming live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian, Lucasfilm finally confirmed the news today, also announcing the full cast for the highly-anticipated show.
Pascal will be playing the titular character, a "lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy." Alongside the Game of Thrones alum will be Gina Carano (Deadpool), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Nick Nolte (Affliction), and German director Werner Herzog. That’s a pretty impressive lineup.
"We’re having a great time working with this incredibly talented group and excited for everyone to see what we’re up to," the show’s creator Jon Favreau said along with the announcement.
This awesome cast list just adds to the already impressive talent tied to the series. Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) have all been tapped to direct episodes.
Although not many specific details have been revealed about the series, the official synopsis reads, "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 will premiere on the upcoming streaming service Disney+ sometime in 2019. We’ll surely be subscribing just to see this series alone.