Pedro Pascal and Gina Carano join Disney's Star Wars series 'The Mandalorian'

Jon Favreau's spin-off series has found its lone gunfighter.

Hollywood’s unofficial king of cool a/k/a Pedro Pascal has signed on for the lead role in Disney’s new Star Wars series! The Hollywood Reporter also confirms former MMA superstar Gina Carano has joined the cast in an undisclosed role.

The Mandalorian is expected to debut on Disney’s new streaming service in 2019. The series backdrop will take place after the fall of the Empire (Return of the Jedi) and before the rise of the First Order (The Force Awakens - s/o General Hux Nerd Rage). Variety confirms Pascal will play a “lone gunfighter” who travails the outer reaches of the galaxy as did the legendary father and son bounty hunters who hailed from the same warrior tribe - Jango and Boba Fett.

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 the runtime. Lucasfilm animation maestro, Dave Filoni has been tapped to direct the first episode. Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World), Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), and Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones) are also on tap to direct. That covers five episodes at the very least with the possibility that some will direct multiple episodes should the series span 8-10 episodes.

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

Stay tuned!