Official: PEDRO PASCAL Cast in STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN Lead Role, Other Cast Confirmed

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Updated December 12, 2018: Lucasfilm has made Pedro Pascal's casting in the title of its Star Wars TV show The Mandalorian official.

Pascal's unnamed character is described by Lucasfilm as "a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy."

Lucasfilm's announcement also confirms the casting of Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte in unnamed roles.

The Mandalorian is expected to premiere on Disney's Disney+ streaming service, which itself launches in late 2019.


Original Story: Pedro Pascal is in talks to play the lead role in Disney+'s The Mandalorian TV series, according to Variety. Although the lead role is as-yet unnamed, the role is as a gunfighter operating outside the boundaries of the New Republic.

Set in the 20-some year gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, The Mandalorian is spearheaded by writer/director Jon Favreau.

Pascal is well-known for his breakout roles in HBO's Game of Thrones and Netflix's Narcos. Following that, he has appeared in Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The Equalizer 2, and is currently filming Wonder Woman 1984.

The Disney+ streaming service is scheduled to launch in 2019; the debut date for The Mandalorian has not been announced.

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