Disney has revealed that Narcos and Game of Thrones star Pedro Pascal is set to star as the title role in upcoming Star Wars TV series “The Mandalorian”, which will be expected to air on their new streaming service, Disney+.
According to Variety, Pascal was one of the favourites for the lead, but has now been offered the role and negotiations are underway.
Pascal is most well known for his role as fan favourite character Oberyn Tyrell on HBO’s Game of Thrones, but he’s also building up his film credits. He’s starred in Kingsman 2, Equaliser 2 and will be seen next in upcoming sequel Wonder Woman 2.
The series will be set following the fall of the Empire, but before the emergence of 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”.
Jon Favreau has written the script and Dave Filoni, who has previously worked on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, is set to direct the first episode of the new series. According to the website, Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa and Deborah Chow will also be directing episodes!
Favreau is also executive producing the show, along with Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson, with Karen Gilchrist serving as co-executive producer. “The Mandalorian” is yet to have a release date attached to it.