It’s news we all already knew, but Disney made it “press release” official today. Pedro Pascal is the “deadly gunfighter” of The Mandalorian.
Lucasfilm announced its cast lineup for The Manadalorian this afternoon. The press release confirms prior reports that Pascal would indeed portray the titular character of the series. This will be the first-ever, live-action Star Wars series in franchise history. As we previously reported, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers and Nick Nolte will join Pedro Pascal in the show’s cast. Now we know some of the other players.
All-Star Cast of The Mandalorian
Also joining that already impressive list of actors is Giancarlo Esposito. He is best known for playing Gus Fring in AMC’s Breaking Bad. German director, screenwriter and actor Werner Herzog lends his gravitas to The Mandalorian production, as well. Rounding out the announced cast are Emily Swallow (The Mentalist; Supernatural) and Omid Abtahi (American Gods; The Crossing).
Executive Producer Jon Favreau expressed his excitement for the series:
“We’re having a great time working with this incredibly talented group and excited for everyone to see what we’re up to.”
Sure, Favreau may be excited for us to see what they’re up to. Notwithstanding, he hasn’t been very forthcoming with details about The Mandalorian. Aside from a couple of set photos here and there, we don’t know much about the series other than its official synopsis and now its cast. Notwithstanding, we here at That Hashtag Show were able to give you some exclusive news, namely that Gamorreans would appear in the live-action series.
The Mandalorian Leads Disney+ Streaming Service
The Mandalorian will be exclusive to Dinsey’s new streaming service, Disney+, which will launch here in the United States in late 2019. This series, together with an announced Cassian Andor/Rogue One spinoff and the return of The Clone Wars, will make the new service a must-have for Star Wars fans next year.
Stayed tuned here for all your up-to-date Star Wars information, However, if you’d like to read the press release for yourself, you can do so at StarWars.com.