Confirming several previously-reported casting additions, today Lucasfilm has officially announced the main cast for writer Jon Favreau’s upcoming Star Wars live-action TV series The Mandalorian. Not only have they confirmed Pedro Pascal as the lead for the series and the other actors mentioned in the article referenced at the beginning of this post, they’ve also revealed Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Omid Abtahi, and Werner Herzog as being attached to the project. Check out the official announcement copied below.
The Mandalorian will be arriving via the new Disney+ streaming service. An official premiere date for the live-action series has yet to be announced.
Lucasfilm is pleased to announce the cast of the first-ever Star Wars live-action series — The Mandalorian.
Pedro Pascal (Narcos) has been cast in the title role as a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy. He is 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,” says Executive Producer Jon Favreau.
Currently in production, The Mandalorian is 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).
The highly-anticipated series will be exclusive to Disney+, The Walt Disney Company’s upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service, which is set to launch in the U.S. in late 2019.