It was rumoured, but now it’s official. Pedro Pascal has been confirmed to star in the new Star Wars TV series “The Mandalorian,” which is expected to premiere on the new Disney streaming service, Disney+. Insiders over at Variety reveal that he has been offered the role and negotiations are underway. Hopefully they’ll be short.
The Mandalorian which has been penned by Jon Favreau, will be set a few years after the events of Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, after the fall of the Galactic Empire and before the emergence of their successors, the First Order. And will follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic. So a western in space.
Dave Filoni, (Star Wars: The Clone Wars” and “Star Wars Rebels) will be directing the pilot episode of the series. “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, “Dope’s” Rick Famuyiwa, and Deborah Chow (“Jessica Jones”) will direct additional episodes. With Favreau also executive producing the series, along with Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist will serve as co-executive producer.
Disney recently announced last week that a prequel series on the “Rogue One” character Cassian Andor, played by Diego Luna is also in the works. Which is also expected to premiere on Disney+.
Pedro Pascal’s work within television includes Prince Oberyn from “Game of Thrones” and Javier Pena in “Narcos.” He has also built a strong film resume with performances in such films as: “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” “The Equalizer 2,” and the upcoming “If Beale Street Could Talk.” And has just recently finished filming the Netflix action pic “Triple Frontier” as well as the upcoming DC/Warner Bros film “Wonder Woman 1984.”
Now while it was Vanity, that official brought us this news. It was the folks over a MakingStarWars.net that were the first to scoop this rumour, a month ago. So once again, well done Jason. Another rumour confirmed, you ain’t batting zeroh like some rumour mills.
As of this time, there is date on when The Mandalorian will be hitting screens. But most likely will be before the release of Star Wars: Episode IX.
Written by: Connor Heggie