The Disney Plus series The Mandalorian has been nominated for Best Drama Series at the Emmys.
As the full list of Emmy nominations made their way online, Star Wars fans are celebrating the fact that The Mandalorian has been recognized by the Television Academy. Many are eagerly awaiting the second season of the Disney Plus series, which is slated to arrive in October this year. It’ll feature more from Giancarlo Esposito’s Moff Gideon and the star himself teased plenty of “lightsaber action” since the villain was shown wielding the Darksaber at the end of the finale.
The recent news that The Mandalorian has been nominated for Best Drama Series at the Emmys shouldn’t be too surprising since it debuted with critical acclaim. Interestingly the Disney Plus series was nominated for 15 awards in total, with Giancarlo Esposito also scoring a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor. The winners will be announced on Sunday September 20 later this year, so it’ll be interesting to see how The Mandalorian fares.
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Here is 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 stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte. The Star Wars series was written by Jon Favreau, who also serves as an executive producer alongside Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist is also on board as a co-executive producer.
Dave Filoni directed the first episode of The Mandalorian and additional episodes of the Star Wars series were helmed by Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard, Dope director Rick Famuyiwa, and Jessica Jones director Deborah Chow.
The Mandalorian season one is now available exclusively on Disney Plus.
Source: Television Academy