Pedro Pascal to play the lead in Star Wars series 'The Mandalorian'
Pascal not only has an impressive experience working in many TV series, but is gradually building a stunning career in the film industry
After having given mind-blowing performances in television shows like 'Narcos' and 'Game of Thrones', Pedro Pascal has now been chosen to be the face of 'The Mandalorian' in the 'Star Wars' galaxy.
According to Variety, earlier it was rumored that Pascal's name had been locked for the role, but it was later clarified that he was one of the many actors being considered for the role. Now it has been confirmed that the actor has been made an offer and negotiations are in progress.
Pascal will play the lead in 'The Mandalorian' which will "follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic," series writer Jon Favreau told Deadline. He added, "The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order."
Favreau is also an executive producer of the show, along with Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson, while Karen Gilchrist will be the co-executive producer.
The production of the series is already in progress and according to Variety reports, Disney has announced that Filoni will also be directing the first episode of the series. Filoni has formerly worked on 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' and 'Star Wars Rebels'. Disney has also revealed that the other episodes will be directed by Taika Waititi (directed 'Thor: Ragnarok), Deborah Chow (directed 'Jessica Jones'), Rick Famuyiwa (directed 'Dope'), and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Apart from being slated to be the lead in 'The Mandalorian', Pascal will also be seen in Netflix's upcoming film 'Triple Frontier', 'Wonder Woman 1984', and 'If Beale Street Could Talk.' Pascal not only has an impressive experience working in many TV series (Prince Oberyn in 'Game of Thrones' and Javier Pena in 'Narcos'), but is gradually building a a stunning career in the film industry as well.
'The Mandalorian' is expected to premiere on the Disney streaming service, Disney+.