It will be the first live-action Star Wars TV show. Rumour has it that it has a massive shooting budget of $15 million per episode. There will be eight episodes in the first season of the show. The planned Boba Fett solo film was canceled in favor of this series.
More info about The Mandalorian (The first Star Wars Live-Action TV Show)
The series takes place in the time after the fall of the Empire and before the rise of the First Order (5 years after the events of Return of the Jedi). The Mandalorian focuses on a lone gunslinger played by Pedro Pascal (who played Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones). It follows him in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
Practical models were used in multiple shots of the main protagonists vehicle, the Razorcrest. This is an obvious callback to the method used in the original Star Wars trilogy.
The Mandalorian will be available on Disney Plus when it launches on the 12th of November 2019 in the USA. The show will be the first of several upcoming Star Wars Live-Action TV shows. Word on the street is that there’s a Cassian Andor spinoff series and a series focusing on Obi-Wan Kenobi in the works.
The show was created by Jon Favreau (who directed 2019’s Live-Action version of The Lion King, 2016’s The Jungle Book, Iron Man and Iron Man 2).
Check out the trailer for The Mandalorian below:
The trailer has already racked up more than 13 million views on YouTube since its release on Friday. Pretty damn impressive if you ask me.
I hope we get to see this on one of the streaming services in South Africa. It doesn’t look like Disney Plus has any plans to launch here yet.
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