Long have Star Wars fans awaited a live-action series that takes place in that galaxy far, far away. There’s a little while longer before Disney+, the titular studio’s upcoming streaming service, throws open its doors in November, but we now have a better idea of what one of its launch series, The Mandalorian, looks like in motion.
The first official trailer for the show was released today at D23 Expo. The trailer offers a deeper look at director John Favreau’s vision for the first live-action Star Wars show. The series will follow Pedro Pascal’s Mandalorian bounty hunter as he traverses Tatooine. Previously, Favreau said the series will evoke the “freakier side” of Star Wars, drawing on influences like the first film, A New Hope, and the Mad Max film franchise.
The Mandalorian is not a spinoff or continuation of the current Star Wars trilogy. Instead, the series will be set five years after the events of Return of the Jedi and explore the fallout from the Emperor’s defeat. Of course, we all know that results in the rise of the First Order, but there’s a lot of story left to tell in the decades between.
Created by Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog and Nick Nolte. The series debuts Nov. 12 on Disney+, the same date as the streaming service's official launch.