The Mandalorian: Pedro Pascal to lead Star Wars TV series

Game of Thrones and Narcos star Pedro Pascal has entered talks to lead Disney’s new live action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian

Following the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic, The Mandalorian will be air on Disney+ next year and be directed by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Deborah Chow, Rick Famuyiwa, Bryce Dallas Howard and Taika Waititi, respectively.

Production is currently underway and Pascal is all but confirmed for the role now…

We’ll keep you updated on the series..

The Hollywood Reporter

Previously…

The Star Wars universe is set to continue its foray into prestige TV with The Mandalorian, a new series masterminded by Jon Favreau – and we now know who will be on directing duties..

The series, set to be one of the most expensive shows of all time if Disney rake out $100m (£70m) for it, has entered production and we’ve now got word on who’s directing the series. Star Wars: The Clone Wars alum Dave Filoni will be joined by Jessica Jones‘ Deborah Chow, Dope‘s Rick Famuyiwa, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘s Bryce Dallas Howard, and Thor: Ragnarok‘s Taika Waititi.

Favreau will executive produce and pen the scripts, and Disney have also given us our first look at the Mandalorian himself (which we’ve stuck at the top of this piece) as well as a synopsis:

“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.”

Production continues on The Mandalorian and it’s set to premiere on Disney’s new streaming service sometime next year.

We’ll be sure to keep you in the loop.

Digital Spy