Star Wars is back and this time it’s taking the small screen by storm. Disney’s D23 Expo is in full swing and this morning they gave us one of their biggest announcements yet. For the first time, Star Wars is getting a live-action TV Show titled The Mandalorian.
Whilst still very light on the details, the teaser trailer depicts a world set soon after the Return of the Jedi. The fall of the empire is in full swing and the galaxy has a very dystopian vibe to it. Creator Jon Favereux, of Avengers and The Lion King fame, told the Hollywood Reporter that The Mandalorian explores a “darker, freakier side of Star Wars”
The titular character will be played by Pedro Pascal (Narcos, Game of Thrones), with The Mandalorian heavily inspired everyone’s favourite bounty hunter Boba Fett and his father, Jango.
The Mandalorian gives Favreau the “opportunity to tell a story that’s bigger than television, but you don’t have the same expectations that a big holiday release has, which to me isn’t that type of Star Wars that comes out of me,” he told the Reporter.
As one of the largest new releases for Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, The Mandalorian is set to fill in some of the gaps in the Star Wars universe between the end of Return of the Jedi and the beginning of The Force Awakens.
The Mandalorian will be available to stream in Australia from Disney+’s November 19 launch.