The Mandalorian Will Be The First Star Wars Series On Disney+

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The wait for The Mandalorian won't be as long as most of us have anticipated. It has been confirmed that the Jon Favreau series will be the first Star Wars show that will premiere on Disney+.

According to Entertainment Weekly, The Mandalorian is expected to kick off the launch of Disney's streaming service this year. However, the outlet did not confirm when the premiere date just yet. Nevertheless, both the series and the Disney+ launch are set for late 2019.

So what are the chances that The Mandalorian will air just ahead of Star Wars: Episode IX? There are speculations that Disney+ will be ready by late summer or early fall this year. This should give the series plenty of time to build up on its mysterious storyline without taking away fan interest from the movie.

The synopsis for The Mandalorian reads as follows:

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"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."

The series will be led by former Game of Thrones actor Pedro Pascal. He is joined by Nick Nolte, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Werner Herzog, Emily Swallow, and Omid Abtahi.

The pilot episode will be helmed by Star Wars: The Clone Wars executive producer Dave Filoni. Additional The Mandalorian episode directors include Bryce Dallas-Howard, Taika Waititi, Deborah Chow, and Rick Famuyiwa.

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