The cast of The Mandalorian is confirmed to star Pedro Pascal, Giancarlo Esposito and more.
In November we learned that Pedro Pascal would be leading Jon Favreau’s live-action Star Wars series called The Mandalorian. Now, Lucasfilm has revealed the full cast.
In a press release sent out Wednesday, the production company announced that it’s adding Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man) to the cast. Also previously announced and still remaining will be Gina Carano (Deadpool) 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 Favreau in the release.
Jon Favreau wrote the series which is currently in production. Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) will direct the first episode. Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) will also direct other episodes. Jon Favreau is executive producing the series along with Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist will be co-executive producer.
The Mandalorian takes place after the stories of Boba Fett and Jango. After the Empire falls and before the First Order emerges, a new Mandalorian gunfighter, free from authority of the First Order now rises in the outer ripples of the galaxy.
The first season will have 10 episodes and has a budget of $100 million. Disney announced its streaming service to be called Disney Plus earlier this year, and The Mandalorian is expected to premiere on the platform. That will launch in 2019, and will hold multiple other projects including a Marvel series featuring Loki.