Disney shared the first trailer for the forthcoming new Star Wars TV series, The Mandalorian, last night, 23 August.
Shared during the first day of Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, the new clip for the highly anticipated Disney+ series takes a closer look at the life of a lone gunman in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic. You can check it out below.
“After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe,” a description of the series reads. “The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order.”
The Mandalorian is set to premiere alongside the launch of Disney’s streaming service, Disney+, on 12 November 2019.
Creator Jon Favreau spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about The Mandalorian ahead of D23. “I’m trying to evoke the aesthetics of not just the original trilogy but the first film,” he said of the new series. “Not just the first film but the first act of the first film. What was it like on Tatooine? What was going on in that cantina? That has fascinated me since I was a child, and I love the idea of the darker, freakier side of Star Wars, the Mad Max aspect of Star Wars.”
The director also insists The Mandalorian is going to be something anyone can enjoy. He said: “For the people who have been fans for 40 years, we got a lot in there for you. But these are new characters and new stories so it’s a great way to invite more people in and get them on the merry-go-round. It’s like Iron Man where if you weren’t a fan, you can jump in, but if you’ve been a fan we got a lot of details in [there].”
Favreau will be assisted behind the camera by Dave Filoni, Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, and Deborah Chow. The cast is comprised of Pedro Pascal, who will take on the lead role, while he will be joined by Nick Nolte, Werner Herzog, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Gina Carano, and Omid Abtahi.