Lucasfilm’s upcoming live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian is front & center on the cover of Entertainment Weekly’s latest magazine issue highlighting the Fall TV slate of programming. The issue, which features a close-up of the helmet worn by the titular Mandalorian character played by Pedro Pascal, will be exclusive to Barnes & Noble. Series creators Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni are also quoted in EW’s main story revealing a bit more about this project.
We also are treated to a new exclusive photo that includes Pascal’s Mandalorian, Gina Carano’s Cara Dune, and a look at Julia Jones’ character Omera outside a wooden structure taking what is most likely a much-needed break from the taxing bounty hunter life.
Earlier reveals for The Mandalorian courtesy of Entertainment Weekly can be found at the respective links below. Check out the intro to EW’s cover story below (be sure to click the supplied image for a larger view of the cover) and then take the source link for the full read.
The Mandalorian Fights a Familiar Species in New Photo
How The Mandalorian Character Differs From Boba Fett
The Mandalorian to Explore Origins of The First Order
Cara Dune & The Mandalorian Team Up in New Photo
The Mandalorian stealthily enters the safe house. Two stormtroopers stand guard. The soldiers have become freelance mercenaries since the Empire has collapsed, their once-pristine armor now grimy with dirt. The bounty hunter creeps up behind them and fires his blaster, gunning them down.
So, yes: The Mandalorian shoots first — and shoots his enemies in the back.
This is the brutal, lawless world of this new Disney+ Star Wars series — which brings a galaxy far, far away to the small screen as a live-action series for the first time. The show is set after the downfall of the Galactic Empire in Return of the Jedi but before the events of The Force Awakens. For now, chaos reigns across the universe, especially in the outer reaches of the galaxy where a Mandalorian bounty hunter stalks his prey for diminishing returns.
“It’s like after the Roman Empire falls, or when you don’t have a centralized shogun in Japan — and, of course, the Old West, when there wasn’t any government in the areas that had not yet been settled,” says showrunner Jon Favreau (The Lion King), who spearheads the series along with longtime Star Wars animated-series producer Dave Filoni. “Those are also cinematic tropes in films that originally inspired George Lucas to make Star Wars.”
The premiere episode of The Mandalorian (there are a total of eight episodes in Season 1) arrives on Nov. 12 with the launch of the new Disney+ streaming service with subsequent episodes set to be released on a weekly basis. The live-action series which takes place in the official Star Wars timeline about three years after Return of the Jedi has already been greenlit for a second season.