Whatever you expected from The Mandalorian, odds are the trailer delivered on your expectations tenfold. Disney+ hosted its first panel at the Disney fanfest, D23, providing ticket holders and then the internet with a glimpse at what’s in store for the brand new streaming platform. The Mandalorian‘s trailer was one of the big reveals, and Lucasfilm and Disney used the opportunity to also announce a new cast member.
Ming-Na Wen from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (and the voice of Mulan) has joined the cast of the genre-blending series.
Pedro Pascal (Narcos, Game of Thrones) stars in the title role. The cast also includes Gina Carano (Deadpool, Haywire), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul), Emily Swallow (Supernatural, How to Get Away with Murder), Carl Weathers (Predator, the Rocky film franchise), Omid Abtahi (American Gods, Damien), Werner Herzog (Oscar nominated director of Encounters at the End of the World), and Nick Nolte (Affliction, A Walk in the Woods).
Taiki Waititi, creator of What We Do in the Shadows and director of Thor: Ragnarok, will be bringing the droid IG-11 to life in the series.
The Mandalorian was created by series writer Jon Favreau and is executive produced by Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Filoni, Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, Deborah Chow, and Rick Famuyiwa directed episodes of the first season.
Disney+ will launch on November 12th, with the first episode of The Mandalorian debuting that day to subscribers. The service will cost $6.99 a month or $69.99 annually, according to Disney.
“After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.”