After a few weeks of teasing, Disney has finally confirmed the cast of the new live-action Star Wars series “The Mandalorian”. As we reported earlier, Pedro Pascal (Narcos) has been cast in the title role, playing a Mandalorian in the outer reaches of the galaxy. Pascal will be joined on screen 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).
“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.
The new live-action series is still currently in production, and we don’t have a launch date for the new series at this time. “The Mandalorian” was 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).
We do know that the series will launch exclusively on Disney+, Disney‘s new streaming service, which is set to launch sometime in late 2019. Disney hasn’t shared any pricing details at this time, though its expected to compete with other streaming services like Netflix and Hulu.
Star Wars fans are also patiently awaiting any news about “Star Wars: Episode IX,” which still doesn’t have a title. Hopefully Disney will start filling in the blanks with the Star Wars franchises in the new year. At least we know the premiere date for the next Star Wars film, fans have a little over a year before the film hits theaters nationwide on December 20, 2019. J.J. Abrams is returning to direct the final installment to the new trilogy, he also wrote the script with Chris Terrio.