Pedro Pascal will star as the lead in the Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian. It follows a lone gunfighter who's managed to escape the authority of the New Republic on the outer reaches of the galaxy.
Pascal had previously been rumored to be attached to The Mandalorian, but this is the first official confirmation.
The show will be set in the period after the defeat of the Empire in Return of the Jedi and before the ascension of the First Order in The Force Awakens, and the title refers to the warrior tribe to which bounty hunters Jango and Boba Fett belonged. Even going back to her work as "Crush" on American Gladiators, Carano's physicality has always been her greatest strength as a performer.
With this project being the first live-action series in the saga, fans are eagerly awaiting any details we can get about the project, with confirmed details including a reported budget of $100 million and directors like Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Taiki Waititi sure to lead to compelling storytelling. Karen Gilchrist will co-executive produce.
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The series is one of several already unveiled original shows set to debut on Disney's Netflix rival next year, which will make the service worth a try.
The 10-episode first season will reportedly have a combined budget of $100 million, making each episode worth $10 million.
She had her breakout role in Steven Soderbergh's 2011 action-thriller Haywire, and she went on to star in Fast & Furious 6, Deadpool and more.
The Mandalorian does not yet have a release date but the Disney direct-to-consumer platform will launch in late 2019.