Star Wars Series "The Mandalorian" Casts Pedro Pascal In Starring Role

Tabitha Dunn
November 15, 2018

Disney and LucasFilm announced in March that Jon Favreau to write and executive produce the new series, before it even had a title.

The actor will play the lead role in the bounty hunter series being created by Iron Man and The Jungle Book filmmaker Jon Favreau for the Disney+ streaming service, sources confirmed to EW.

The Star Wars website described the series, "The rousing spy thriller will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire".

After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe.

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This series will mark Carano's first starring role on a TV series, having only appeared in a guest-starring spot on the Fox series Almost Human in 2014. It will follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

Official plot details on the first-ever live-action Star Wars series have yet to be revealed, however, The Mandalorian is set six years after Return of the Jedi and will explore the Star Wars timeline between the original and sequel trilogies. Since that time, she has appeared in numerous films and television roles including the Steven Soderbergh directed film "Haywire" as well as a role in the first "Deadpool" movie and "Fast and the Furious 6" as well.

Bryce Dallas Howard, Taika Waititi, Rick Famuyiwa and Deborah Chow will direct episodes of the series, with Dave Filoni ("Star Wars: The Clone Wars", "Star Wars Rebels") helming the first episode.

The Mandalorian is slated to premiere with Disney+ when the service debuts sometime in late 2019.

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