With the scuttlebutt of Pedro Pascal being the frontrunner for the lead/title role of the upcoming Star Wars live-action TV series that will be a part of Disney’s streaming service next year, Jon Favreau has filled in some other blanks about it. Favreau is serving as an executive producer on the series and is working on the pilot (something he’s done with other projects over the years to get things off the ground) and this project now has the title of Star Wars: The Mandalorian.
We’ve also heard recently that the series is being set at an eight-episode run. Rumors are that Dave Filoni is slotted for two episodes of the season to direct it as well as Alan Taylor from Game of Thrones coming on to do some work on it. Unconfirmed reports talk about there being five directors overall with three of them handling two episodes. Greg Fraser is of Star Wars: Rogue One is on board as the cinematographer.
Plot Concept: 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.