Star Wars The Mandalorian Series Adds Gina Carano

Carla Harmon
November 15, 2018

Pedro Pascal is in negotiations to play the lead in The Mandalorian, Disney's new Star Wars spin-off series to stream on Disney+ next year, Variety reported Tuesday.

The actor will play the lead role in the bounty hunter series being created by Iron Man and The Jungle Book filmmaker Jon Favreau for the Disney+ streaming service, sources confirmed to EW.

After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Warsuniverse. Pascal's name has been rumored for the role since early October, but he was just one of many actors being considered at the time, according to the trade.

The Mandalorian will be the first Star Wars show on Disney's upcoming streaming service, Disney+. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic. But as is often the case with Star Wars-related content, the production is keeping a tight lid on this one and we don't have any information about what character Carano will be playing. Variety is reporting that Pedro Pascal is in talks to portray the leading character of the show. Additional episodes will be directed by Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok). As an actress, she starred in the Steven Soderbergh "Haywire" and has also starred in films like "Deadpool", "Fast & Furious 6", and "Kickboxer: Vengeance".

The Mandalorian does not yet have a release date but the Disney direct-to-consumer platform will launch in late 2019.

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