Nick Nolte has joined the cast of Lucasfilm’s first-ever Star Wars live-action television series, The Mandalorian.
Character details remain under wraps. Nolte joins Pedro Pascal and Gina Carano in the series which is set to debut exclusively on Disney’s upcoming streaming service Disney+. Plot details for The Mandalorian are under lock and key however the series is confirmed to take place six years after Return of the Jedi and will explore the Star Wars timeline between the original and sequel trilogies.
The Mandalorian has been written by Jon Favreau, who serves as an executive producer alongside Star Wars Rebels creator Dave Filoni, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist serves as co-executive producer.
Production on the series is currently underway. Dave Filoni is directing the first episode of the series with additional episodes will be helmed by Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard, Dope director Rick Famuyiwa, and Jessica Jones director Deborah Chow.
In addition to The Mandalorian, Diego Luna is set to reprise his role as Cassian Andor in a new live-action Star Wars series which will follow the Rebel spy working as an intelligence operative during the formative years of the Rebel Alliance before the events of Rogue One.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Mandalorian:
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian 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.
The Mandalorian does not have an official release date, however, the series is expected to debut with Disney’s streaming service is expected to launch by the end of 2019, Production on the Cassian Andor series will likely not begin until sometime next year after Luna has finished his work on the second season of Narcos: Mexico.
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