‘The Mandalorian’ is an American space opera television series that is set to air on Disney+. Its release date is set as November 12, 2019. Since the show is set in the ‘Star Wars‘ universe, which was created by George Lucas, the production company backing the project is the one that Lucas himself established, vis-a-vis, Lucasfilm. The show has been created by Jon Favreau, known for having helmed films like ‘The Jungle Book‘, and ‘Iron Man’. Favreau also serves as the executive producer along with Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson.
The story is centered around a lone gunfighter belonging to the Mandalorian people, who finds himself in the outer areas of the galaxy, far away from the authority imposed by the New Republic. Disney+ is wasting no time, falling back on a popular franchise to launch a show as soon as the streaming platform launches. Having acquired Lucasfilm, Dinsey Studios has amassed a lot of content, and their streaming platform is likely to host offshoots of these iconic franchises, which are bound to draw viewers, and tap into the existing strong fan following to make the shows popular.
Disney+ will be opening big, and apart from ‘The Mandalorian’, they have also announced other content from the Marvel Universe like a show on Loki and Falcon and Winter Soldier.
The Mandalorian Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast of ‘The Mandalorian’ is highly impressive with talented names on the roster. Pedro Pascal, famous for his role in ‘Narcos‘ and ‘Game of Thrones‘, appears as the titular protagonist, that is, the Mandalorian gunslinger himself. He is joined by Giancarlo Esposito, who is best known for playing Gus Fring in ‘Breaking Bad‘, and Nick Nolte who is best known for his role in films like ‘Cape Fear’.
Werner Herzog, who is one of the most respected names in the international film community, is also set to appear on the show, although the details of his role remain unknown. Nonetheless, the presence of a stalwart like Herzog just goes to show how special the show is.
Other notable actors who appear on the show are Gina Carano in the role of Cara Dune. Cara has been described as an ex-rebel Shock Trooper, who has a hard time readjusting to civilian life after the Galactic Civil War. Nonetheless, from what we have seen of the character, she packs some mean moves and could be a worthy ally or adversary on the battlefield.