According to Variety, The Mandalorian may have found its star in Pedro Pascal. The live-action Star Wars series is already in production, presumably for Disney+, the upcoming Disney streaming service.
While Pascal’s name was already being floated for the series, Variety reports that an offer has been made and negotiations are taking place.
The series is “set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic,” according to writer/producer Jon Favreau.
Directors of the series include Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), and actress Bryce Dallas Howard.
Pascal is best known as Prince Oberyn on Game of Thrones and Javier Pena on Narcos. On the big screen, he can be seen in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Equalizer 2, and the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984.
In addition to The Mandalorian, Disney has announced another live-action Star Wars series for Disney+. This one follows Cassian Andor, the rebel spy from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story played by Diego Luna.
The Disney+ lineup is starting to shape up nicely. Look for the streaming service sometime next year.