After percolating for several years following the acquisition of Lucasfilm by Disney, a major live-action Star Wars TV series has been announced this year to arrive with the upcoming launch of the Disney+ streaming service. Entitled The Mandalorian, the show would take place between the Original and Sequel Star Wars trilogies, it would follow a lone gunfighter from the mercenary planet from which Boba Fett is reputed to hail from.
With Jon Favreau as creator along with a list of notable directors from film and TV being in charge of episodes, Star Wars: The Mandalorian is to be headlined by Pedro Pascal of Game of Thrones fame accompanied by Gina Carano. More names have been added to the cast since. Here is an updated list:
- Pedro Pascal (Oberyn Martell from Game of Thrones)
- Gina Carano (Angdel Dust from Deadpool)
- Nick Nolte (Lt. Col. Tall from The Thin Red Line)
- Giancarlo Esposito (voice of Akela in 2016’s The Jungle Book)
- Carl Weathers (Apollo Creed from Rocky films)
- Werner Herzog (filmmaker-actor)
- Omid Abtahi (Homes from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2)
- Emily Swallow (Amara/The Darkness from Supernatural)
Aside from this series about The Mandalorian, another Star Wars show for Disney+ still being conceptualized involves the other adventures of Rebel Alliance spymaster Cassian Andor (played by Diego Luna) before the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.