Star Wars: Game of Thrones Actor in Talks For The Mandalorian TV Series

Even though principal photography on the upcoming Star Wars series The Mandalorian has been under way for more than a month, the live-action series may have only now landed its lead actor.

According to Variety, Game of Thrones alum Pedro Pascal is in final talks to star in Jon Favreau's live-action Star Wars series, expected to premiere on Disney's premium streaming service, Disney+, sometime next year.

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The actor had been linked to star in the series since last month, but this is the first confirmation that he's has been offered the role. Pascal is filming Wonder Woman 1984 in London, with principal photography on the DC sequel expected to conclude this month.

The upcoming series is reportedly set between the events of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, with the titular gunslinger exploring the far reaches of the galaxy before the rise of the First Order.

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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.

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