Nick Nolte joins the cast of Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'

People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive™ is set to join the Star Wars franchise.

Deadline confirms Nick Nolte has signed on for an undisclosed role in Jon Favreau’s spin-off series The Mandalorian!

The 77-year-old Oscar nominated actor joins Pedro Pascal and Gina Carano in Disney and LucasFilm's 2019 streaming series that is said to take place after the fall of the Empire (Return of the Jedi) and before the rise of the First Order. Pascal is set to play a “lone gunfighter” who travails the outer reaches of the galaxy as did Jango and Boba Fett - the legendary father and son bounty hunters who hailed from the same warrior tribe.

Nolte has quietly stayed on the acting scene having most recently starred in Epix now cancelled comedy series Graves. Perhaps the most useless but noteworthy fact here is that Mr. Nolte is now the second of People Magazine's coveted "Sexiest Man Alive" to join the Star Wars franchise next to 1998’s Sexiest Man, Harrison Ford. So there's that.

Jon Favreau penned the series and will executive produce alongside Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy. Neither Disney nor Lucasfilm have disclosed the total number of episodes or runtime. Lucasfilm animation maestro, Dave Filoni has been tapped to direct the first episode with Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World), Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), and Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones) also set to direct.

With production currently underway, additional casting announcements should be announced soon. Stay tuned!