The Mandalorian: Deadpool Actor Boards Star Wars Series

As principal photography on The Mandalorian continues in Los Angeles, the upcoming series has added a familiar face to its cast.

Gina Carano has been cast in an undisclosed role on the inaugural live-action Star Wars series which is expected to premiere on Disney's premium streaming service, Disney+, sometime next year.

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A former MMA fighter turned actor, Carano previously appeared in supporting roles in 2016's Deadpool and 2013's Fast & Furious 6. It is unclear if she will guest star or be a part of the series' main cast.

Set between the events of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, The Mandalorian follows a lone gunfighter as he wanders in the far reaches of the galaxy before the rise of the First Order.

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Jon Favreau, who serves as the executive producer, will write the series, while Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) will direct the first episode. Additional episodic directors include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).

Star Wars: The Mandalorian will arrive on Disney's premium streaming service, Disney+, sometime in 2019.

(via TheWrap)

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