Lucasfilm has officially announced the cast for The Mandalorian, the first live-action Star Wars TV series. Pedro Pascal, previously speculated to play the title role, has been confirmed to be the Mandalorian warrior the show is about, and he’s being joined by quite the talented cast.
Pascal is best known for portraying Oberyn Martell on Game of Thrones, but he’s also starred in Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Netflix’s Narcos. In a blog post, StarWars.com confirmed he would be 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).
“We’re having a great time working with this incredibly talented group and excited for everyone to see what we’re up to,” said The Mandalorian writer and executive producer Jon Favreau. Individual directors–including Thor Ragnarok’s Taika Waititi, Jessica Jones’ Deborah Chow, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rebels’ Dave Filoni–have been signed on to head individual episodes in The Mandalorian. There are plans for The Mandalorian to be followed by another Star Wars series that will see the return of Diego Luna as Cassian Andor, the character he played in Rogue One.
The Mandalorian takes place prior to The Force Awakens, long after the legendary career of Boba Fett. The series follows Pascal’s character, a lone gunfighter on the run from the law of the New Republic. The Mandalorian launches on Disney+, the company’s upcoming subscription-based streaming service, next year. Another season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars–previously assumed to be cancelled forever–is also scheduled to come to the service.