The Mandalorian: Cast, trailer, plot, release date and more Star Wars details

CNET | 4/14/2019 | Sean Keane
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Long-awaited live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian is coming to the Disney Plus streaming service, and it's a name with deep roots in the franchise's history and links to the insanely cool armor worn by bounty hunter Boba Fett.

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Lucasfilm revealed on Dec. 12 that Pedro Pascal (best known for playing Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones) had been cast in the title role -- a lone Mandalorian gunfighter operating the outer reaches of the galaxy. Reports had circulated since mid-November that the Chilean-born Pascal was in negotiations for the lead role.

The show will also debut when Disney Plus launches on Nov. 12.

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Pedro Pascal will play the show's lead role.

Pascal will be joined by Giancarlo Esposito (who played Gus Fring in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul), MMA fighter and Deadpool actress Gina Carano, Emily Swallow from Supernatural, Carl Weathers of Rocky and Predator fame, Down and Out in Beverly Hills actor Nick Nolte, Omid Abtahi from American Gods and Werner Herzog (who directed and narrated Grizzly Man).

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"We're having a great time working with this incredibly talented group and excited for everyone to see what we're up to," Jon Favreau, the show's executive producer, said in a release.

The Mandalorian is one of three shows set in a galaxy far, far away coming to the Disney Plus streaming service, which arrives in 2019. The company announced the seventh season of The Clone Wars over the summer and a Rogue One prequel series focusing on rebel spy Cassian Andor on Nov. 9.

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We don't have an exact release date for The Mandalorian yet, but Entertainment Weekly reported on Jan. 3 that it'll arrive in the latter part of 2019. However, Lucasfilm told us in an emailed statement that no premiere date has been confirmed for the show.

It's likely to be the streaming...
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