Pedro Pascal’s name has been rumoured for a while to be taking on a role in Disney streaming service, Disney+ series ‘The Mandalorian’. It has now been confirmed the actor will be taking on a leading role.
Having been offered the role, Pascal is now in negotiations to finalise the deal.
The brief plot outline reads;
“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”
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Favreau will write, direct and executive produce the series for the Disney streaming service which launches late 2019. Disney is hoping the new service will rival the likes of Netflix. Bryce Dallas Howard and Taika Waititi have also been named as directors for the eight-episode series alongside Rick Famuyiwa, Deborah Chow and Dave Filoni who will direct the first episode.
Last week, Disney’s Bob Iger also confirmed that Lucasfilm were in development on a second ‘Star Wars’ live-action for the streaming service focusing on the adventures of the rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’. Diego Luna will reprise the role of Andor.
Pascal has previously been seen in TV series ‘Game of Thrones’ and as Javier Pena in ‘Narcos’. His upcoming big screen outings will be in ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ and Wonder Woman 1984.