The first live-action Star Wars series ever to hit the small screen has officially wrapped production of its first season as fans eagerly await the news of a premiere date for the new TV show and its streaming service.
In a new report by The Star Wars Underworld, it’s been confirmed that “The Mandalorian” has officially wrapped production of its first season thanks to members of the production’s crew sharing the news to their personal social media accounts.
In a now deleted tweet it appears #TheMandalorian may have also wrapped filming. The show has been filming since early October. If true it’s certainly possible a full trailer could be available at Celebration. We’ll see! I imagine we’ll hear something from Favreau soon. #StarWars pic.twitter.com/OiIk02CyAy
— SWNN (@StarWarsNewsNet) February 16, 2019
— Johnamarie Macias (@BlueJaigEyes) February 16, 2019
Star Wars Underworld reports that the series first began production back in October, with shooting taking place in Southern California under Jon Favreau. The series is set to follow the events of “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” and follows the adventures of a “lone gunfighter,” played by “Game of Thrones” star Pedro Pascal, as he navigates the galaxy in the post Empire/early days of the New Republic.
December was when the news of Pascal taking over the lead role as The Mandalorian in the series was first announced, along with the rest of the cast, including Gina Carano (“Deadpool”), Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad”), Emily Swallow (“Supernatural”), Carl Weathers (“Predator”), Omid Abtahi (“American Gods”), Werner Herzog (“Grizzly Man”), and Nick Nolte (“Affliction”).
When the first season premieres, it’s expected to consist of eight episodes written and executive produced by Jon Favreau, with some of the series’ episodes consisting of different directors. Directors announced for the series include Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), Bryce Dallas Howard, Deborah Chow (Better Call Saul), and Rick Famuyiwa (Dope).
“The Mandalorian” will be exclusive to Disney+, Disney’s new streaming service for on-demand viewing of many of the latest live-action and animated Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar films.
“The Mandalorian” is one of several films and television series being developed for Disney+. Recently, it was announced that a “Sister Act” remake and a live-action “Lady and the Tramp” remake is in the works for the new platform. Additionally, Marvel heroes Falcon and Winter Soldier are likely to get a limited series on the streaming service.
Those who may not be enthusiastic about “The Mandalorian” will likely find plenty of other entertainment on Disney+ when it launches sometime next year.
There has not been many developments on when “The Mandalorian” is set to premiere, nor has there been many updates by Disney of an official release of Disney+. As of now, it is believed to be sometime later this year.