PEDRO PASCAL In Talks for THE MANDALORIAN Lead Role

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On Game of Thrones, he tried to bring down The Mountain.

The Narcos actor has been tapped to lead The Mandalorian, the live-action Star Wars series coming to Disney's streaming service. The Mandalorian will focus on a lone bounty hunter that is keeping out of the reach of the New Republic that was set up after the events in Return of the Jedi.

Pascal memorably portrayed the passionate warrior Oberyn Martell, aka the Red Viper, on the fourth season of the HBO series Game of Thrones.

In addition to his other duties, Filoni has also been confirmed to direct the first episode with additional episodes being helmed by Deborah Chow (Marvel's Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates) and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).

That piece goes on to note that Disney recently announced Dave Filoni, who's worked on Star Wars: The Clone Wars as well as Star Wars Rebels, will direct the first episode of the series.

Though Pascal's casting has not been formally announced, our sister site Variety reports that he has been offered the role and is in negotiations to star in the project.

The series is one of several already unveiled original shows set to debut on Disney's Netflix rival next year, which will make the service worth a try. We just know Pascal is an excellent actor with a unique presence and we're all for him hunting down and shooting people all across the galaxy. Karen Gilchrist will serve as co-executive producer. It'll be followed by a second Star Wars streaming show starring Diego Luna as Cassian Andor.

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