Pedro Pascal cast as the lead role in Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian

The Mandalorian (2019–)
Dir: N/A | Cast: Pedro Pascal | Writer: Jon Favreau

Jon Faverau's Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian has found its lead. Variety has confirmed that Pedro Pascal, best known as the Red Viper in Game of Thrones, has been cast in the main role.

Pascal has been rumoured for the role for some time. The Mandalorian will be set between Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens and follow Pascal's character described as a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

The show has already bagged some impressive directors for its 10-episode run; Faverau will be joined by Dave Filoni, Deborah Chow, Rick Famuyiwa, Bryce Dallas Howard, and perhaps most excitingly, Taika Waititi.

The Mandalorian will debut on Disney's new streaming service, Disney+.

Game of Thrones

Based on the bestselling novel series A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin, HBO's Game of Thrones has revolutionised the fantasy genre for mainstream television. With new prequel series in the pipeline, the show bows out in 2019 with a spectacular six-part finale. Check out our extensive coverage of the show with our Game of Thrones Revisited, covering every episode from seasons one to seven.

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