Disney and Lucasfilm have unveiled the first sneak peek at the first-ever Star Wars live action TV series during Star Wars Celebration. While there was footage shown to attendees, it hasn’t been officially released. In the meantime, check out the gallery below for press photos.
The Mandalorian will take place five years after the events of Return of the Jedi. “If you look throughout history, it’s fun at first, but it gets very complicated very quickly. The idea of that world after The Return of the Jedi and what would happen and what sort of characters would survive, and what it was like until the new Republic took over,” said showrunner Jon Favreau. “You have vestiges of the Empire. You have only the strong surviving. You have chaos taking over the galaxy.”
Pedro Pascal plays the titular “Mando,” and he describes his still unnamed character as “a bounty hunter and a gunfighter. A mysterious lone gunfighter with a questionable moral character. And he’s a badass.” He’ll be joined by Gina Carano’s Cara Dune, who is an ex-Rebel Shock Trooper. “I’m a bit of a loner,” Carano says of her character. “I’m having a bit of trouble reintegrating myself into society.”
The third member of what appears to be a team of mercenaries is Grief Carga, who is played by Rocky veteran Carl Weathers. “He’s the head of this guild of bounty hunters,” said Weathers. “He’s looking for someone to bring a product to a client. It’s worth a lot, very valuable. Guess who he finds? He finds a bounty hunter named Mandalorian … he hires this guy, sends him out there, and Mando does what needs to be done.”