Lucasfilm has announced the full cast for Jon Favreau's upcoming live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian, including Pedro Pascal and Carl Weathers, who were both rumored to have joined the project this fall.
Pascal will play the titular Mandalorian, and joining him and Weathers are Gina Carano (Deadpool), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), and Nick Nolte (Affliction).
“We’re having a great time working with this incredibly talented group and excited for everyone to see what we’re up to,” Favreau told StarWars.com.
Although we now have confirmation of who will appear onscreen, little else is known about The Mandalorian at this time, except that the series will “follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic" following Return of the Jedi and prior to The Force Awakens.
Favreau, who will serve as the executive producer on the project, 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).
The Mandalorian will arrive on the Disney streaming service sometime in 2019.