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"'Star Wars' is a big world, and Disney's new streaming service affords a wonderful opportunity to tell stories that stretch out over multiple chapters."
―Jon Favreau in an email to The New York Times[src]

The Mandalorian is an upcoming live-action Star Wars television series currently being developed by Lucasfilm. The series, which will take place about five years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, is set to air exclusively on Disney+ which is planned for launch by November 12, 2019. Jon Favreau is writing and will executive produce the series. Directors include Dave Filoni (who directed the first episode), Deborah Chow, Rick Famuyiwa, Bryce Dallas Howard and Taika Waititi.

Plot summaryEdit

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....[7]


"Since I wrote most of [The Mandalorian], I wrote it to fit within our volume, and in trying to keep the scale of it like the first Star Wars film, which was a relatively low-budget affair, even though the effects were spectacular."
―Jon Favreau[src]

The series was announced by Disney CEO Robert Iger during a Disney quarterly earnings call on November 9, 2017.[1] On May 10, 2018, in an interview with Anthony Carboni on the premier for Solo: A Star Wars Story, Jon Favreau revealed that he was halfway done with writing a season of the upcoming live-action Star Wars television series.[8] During an interview with Dan Casey of Nerdist at the premiere, Favreau confirmed the show would take place seven years after the Battle of Yavin and feature all new characters. Favreau also revealed that even before he had the job, he had written four scripts to show Lucasfilm what the show would be.[9]

The Mandalorian DF sketch

The Mandalorian character sketches by Dave Filoni

On August 6, 2018, The New York Times reported on Disney+, Disney's new streaming service, and stated that the Star Wars television series by Favreau was expected to cost around $100 million for ten episodes. In an email to The New York Times, Favreau stated that Disney's new streaming service would allow for the opportunity to tell stories that go for several chapters.[10] On October 26, 2018, it was reported that a rumored film centered around Boba Fett had been scrapped, with Lucasfilm instead focusing on The Mandalorian.[11] On November 13, 2018, Pedro Pascal was reported to be in negotiations to play the lead role in the series.[12] The next day, Gina Carano was announced to have joined the cast according to Variety.[13] On November 30, Variety again reported that Nick Nolte had been added to the show's cast.[14] On December 12, Lucasfilm officially announced the cast, confirming Pascal's, Carano's, and Nolte's casting, along with Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, and Werner Herzog.[5] On December 19, Black Panther composer Ludwig Göransson was announced to be composing the music for the show.[15]

During production, Favreau shared photos on his Instagram account.[16] Star Wars creator George Lucas visited the set during production as part of a birthday surprise for Favreau.[17] According to director Taika Waititi, the series will match the tone of the Star Wars original trilogy.[18] Waititi revealed that he shot a scene with 50-60 stormtroopers.[19] Acknowledging that some Star Wars fans liked other things, Favreau choose to include elements from Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series and the Star Wars Legends continuity.[20] While filming at a studio in Manhattan Beach, California, equipment was stolen from the set, prompting a police investigation.[21][22] ILM opened a new London-based division, ILM TV, to work on The Mandalorian and other projects.[23] As first hinted at in a Disney Accelorator conference,[24] the series' special effects utilized a video game engine developed by Epic Games.[25] The show also filmed at a warehouse in California used for motion capture.[26] The first season wrapped filming in February 2019.[27] Each episode of the season reportedly costed 15 million to make.[28]

On April 2, 2019, a second season for The Mandalorian was reportedly ordered by Lucasfilm.[29] When interviewed by Collider about his live-action remake of The Lion King, Favreau commented that he's currently writing the second season and that pre-production is underway.[30]


The series will debut on November 12, 2019.[2] The series' merchandise line will appear in the Triple Force Friday, which will be held on October 4, 2019.[31] Favreau, Filoni and most of the cast hosted a Mandalorian panel at Celebration Chicago on April 14, 2019, where the first footage premiered exclusively to fans in attendance.[32] A few days later, the cast appeared on Good Morning America.[33] Another preview will be shown at Disney's D23 event,[34] again presented by Favreu and Filoni.[35]


"We're having a great time working with this incredibly talented group and excited for everyone to see what we’re up to."
―Jon Favreau, to in the official cast announcement[src]
By type 
Cast Crew


Besides the main cast, members of the 501st Legion were called in as extras to play stormtroopers.[39]



Season Episodes First airdate Last airdate
One 8 episodes[40] November 12, 2019[2]
Two [30]


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Littleton, Cynthia (2017-11-09). New 'Star Wars' Trilogy in Works With Rian Johnson, TV Series Also Coming to Disney Streaming Service. Variety. Archived from the original on November 9, 2017. Retrieved on November 9, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 TwitterLogo Disney (@Disney) on Twitter "It all starts on November 12. #DisneyPlus"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 SWCustom-2011 Jon Favreau to Executive Produce and Write Live-Action Star Wars Series on (backup link)
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 SWCustom-2011 The Mandalorian First Image, Directors Revealed on (backup link)
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 SWCustom-2011 Pedro Pascal Revealed as The Mandalorian on
  6. SWCustom-2011 SWCC 2019: 9 Things We Learned from The Mandalorian Panel on (backup link)
  7. Facebook icon Jon Favreau announces "The Mandalorian". Jon Favreau (October 3, 2018, 4:17 pm). "#StarWars #TheMandalorian" (screenshot)
  8. SWYTlogo Live From the Red Carpet of Solo: A Star Wars Story! on the official Star Wars YouTube channel
  9. Marnell, Blair (May 11, 2018). Exclusive Details on Jon Favreau's STAR WARS TV Series. Archived from the original on September 17, 2018.
  10. Barnes, Brookswork=. Disney's Streaming Service Starts to Come Into Focus. The New York Times. Archived from the original on August 6, 2018. Retrieved on August 6, 2018.
  11. Holmes, Adam (October 26, 2018). The Boba Fett Movie Isn't Happening Anymore. Retrieved on October 26, 2018.
  12. Lussier, Germain (November 13, 2018). The Mandalorian Picks Up Game of Thrones Pedro Pascal as Its Lead. Retrieved on November 13, 2018.
  13. Otterson, Joe (2018-11-14). Gina Carano Joins 'Star Wars' Series 'The Mandalorian'. Variety. Retrieved on November 14, 2018.
  14. Otterson, Joe (2018-11-30). ‘The Mandalorian’ Adds Nick Nolte to Cast. Variety. Retrieved on November 30, 2018.
  15. 15.0 15.1 SWCustom-2011 Ludwig Göransson to Compose Score for The Mandalorian on
  16. SWCustom-2011 Jon Favreau's Behind-The-Scenes Photos from the Set of The Mandalorian on
  17. InstagramIcon The Mandalorian. Jon Favreau (October 19, 2018). Retrieved on October 20, 2018.
  18. Topel, Fred (February 4, 2019). 'The Mandalorian' Director Taika Waititi Says the First ‘Star Wars’ Live-Action Series is Close to the Original Trilogy [TCA 2018]. /Film.
  19. D'Alessandro, Anthony (2019-02-04). Is Taiki Waititi Directing 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3'?. Deadline. Retrieved on February 5, 2019.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 SWYTlogo The Mandalorian Panel - Sunday on the official Star Wars YouTube channel
  21. Walters, Mike; Steiner, Erica (October 24, 2018). Police Investigating Theft on Set of 'Star Wars' New Series 'The Mandalorian'.
  22. Parker, Ryan (October 25, 2018). Grand Theft Investigated at Studio Hosting Star Wars TV Show 'The Mandalorian'. The Hollywood Reporter.
  23. INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC LAUNCHES ‘ILM TV’. Retrieved on November 7, 2018.
  24. 2018 Disney Accelerator Demo Day to Livestream on (October 9, 2018).
  25. The Innovators. (Spring 2019).
  26. Chitwood, Adam (April 18, 2019). 'The Mandalorian' Actor Giancarlo Esposito Describes the New Technology Used on the 'Star Wars' Show.
  27. Newbold, Mark (February 16, 2019). The Mandalorian: It’s a wrap!.
  28. Franklin, Garth (July 11, 2019). Momoa’s “See” & “Mandalorian” Cost A Fortune. Dark Horizons.
  29. Marc, Christopher (April 2, 2019). EXCLUSIVE: 'Star Wars' Live-Action Series 'The Mandalorian' Is Already Expected To Land A Season 2 On Disney+.
  30. 30.0 30.1 Chitwood, Adam (July 12, 2019). Exclusive: Jon Favreau Says He’s Already Writing and Pre-Shooting ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2. Collider.
  31. SWCustom-2011 Triple Force Friday Announced on (backup link)
  32. SWCustom-2011 The Mandalorian Panel Confirmed for Star Wars Celebration Chicago on (backup link)
  33. Cast and creators of 'The Mandalorian' share details of highly-anticipated new 'Star Wars' show. (April 19, 2019).
  34. JUST ANNOUNCED: Find Out When The Biggest, Can’t-Miss Presentations Will Take Place at D23 Expo 2019. (June 6, 2019).
  35. SWCustom-2011 The Mandalorian Headed to D23 Expo on
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 36.3 Breznican, Anthony (April 14, 2019). Here's what happened in the secret footage of The Mandalorian. Retrieved on April 15, 2019.
  37. InstagramIcon N/A. Jon Favreau (March 21, 2019). Retrieved on March 21, 2019.
  38. Breznican, Anthony (April 14, 2019). The Mandalorian is described as Clint Eastwood in Star Wars. Retrieved on April 15, 2019.
  39. Snowden, Scott (May 2, 2019). 'The Mandalorian': Here's What We Know So Far About the 'Star Wars' Live Action Show. Retrieved on June 10, 2019.
  40. Couch and McMillan, Aaron and Graeme (December 10, 2018). 'The Mandalorian': Jon Favreau Teases Disney+ Series at Star Wars Celebration. The Hollywood Reporter.

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