Star Wars The Mandalorian Series Adds Gina Carano

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Star Wars The Mandalorian Series Adds Gina Carano

Star Wars The Mandalorian series adds Gina Carano

Gina Carano (Deadpool, In the Blood) has joined the previously announced Pedro Pascal in The Mandalorian, the upcoming live-action Star Wars series for Disney+, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Carano, a former MMA star, is best known for her roles in action movies like Deadpool, Heist, Extraction, Fast & Furious 6, and Haywire. Her upcoming projects include Jason Mewes’ Madness in the Method crime comedy and the thriller Daughter of the Wolf opposite Richard Dreyfuss and Brendan Fehr.

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Jon Favreau penned the series, and the directors for the show that have been officially announced include Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone WarsStar Wars Rebels) who will be directing the first episode. Additional episodes will be directed by  Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok). The Mandalorian will be executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist will serve as co-executive producer.

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.

The 10-episode first season will reportedly have a combined budget of $100 million, making each episode worth $10 million. It has also been announced that Disney is currently developing multiple limited series featuring characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe for their upcoming streaming service.

The Mandalorian does not yet have a release date but the Disney direct-to-consumer platform will launch in late 2019.

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