The new ‘Star Wars’ series headed to Disney+ has just cast two leading roles with Pedro Pascal and Gina Carano joining the show…
The first two major casting decision for the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ series ‘The Mandalorian’ have been confirmed.
First up is Pedro Pascal — best known for his work as Oberyn Martell on ‘Game of Thrones’ as well as recent work in ‘Narcos’ — as he’s expected to land the starring role in the new series from writer and director Jon Favreau.
The second major casting decision will see former mixed martial artist Gina Carano join the series after having previous starring roles in films such as ‘Haywire’, ‘Deadpool’ and ‘Fast and the Furious 6’.
Details on the characters being played by Pascal and Carano have not been revealed yet but they are the first two cast members confirmed for the series that will air on the new Disney streaming service called Disney+ in late 2019.
Here’s the synopsis for ‘The Mandalorian’:
“After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.”
Production on ‘The Mandalorian’ is expected to start in early 2019 with plans to debut on Disney+ in late 2019.
This is just the latest addition to the growing lineup of original series being developed for Disney+ including several new Marvel series including a limited event focused on ‘Loki’ that will star Tom Hiddleston. There are also future plans for more ‘Star Wars’ spinoff series as well as Disney continues to ramp up original content for the launch of their streaming service that they hope to use to go head to head with competitors like Netflix.