Former Game of Thrones star Pedro Pascal set to lead new Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian
The actor is reportedly in talks to play the "lone gunfighter" at the heart of the series, which is set to launch on Disney's new streaming service in 2019
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Pascal had previously been rumoured for the starring role, and now Variety reports that the actor has been offered the character and talks are underway.
It is likely that he would be taking up the role of the "lone gunfighter" at the heart of the series, which is set in the outer reaches of the galaxy after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order (in other words, between episodes VI and VII).
Favreau has already enlisted a host of top notch directors to helm episodes including Bryce Dallas Howard (who's father Ron has just directed the Han Solo spin-off film), Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) Dope's Rick Famuyiwa and Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones).
Disney+ is expected to launch in late 2019 in the United States (and hopefully in the UK, too), and The Mandalorian is expected to be one of its first shows.