Former MMA champion GINA CARANO (Deadpool, Fast & Furious 6) is taking her talents to “a galaxy far, far away” as she has joined the cast of THE MANDALORIAN, a ‘Star Wars’ series produced by Jon Favreau (Iron Man), Kathleen Kennedy (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Colin Wilson and Dave Filoni.
The series takes place “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.”
Taking on the lead role in the series is PEDRO PASCAL (Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Equalizer 2). A pool of talented diverse filmmakers will be splitting the directing duties including Dave Filoni (Star Wars Rebels), Taika Waititi (Thor Ragnarok), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) and Deborah Chow (Iron Fist).
Look for ‘The Mandalorian’ is debut on Disney’s upcoming streaming service Disney+ sometime next year.
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter