Everything we know about the new Star Wars show that will be shown every Wednesday at our bar

The show’s title has deep roots in the franchise’s history, with links to bounty hunter Boba Fett.

We’ll get the first episode on Nov. 12, with the launch of Disney Plus in the US, Canada and the Netherlands. The second will reportedly hit on Nov. 15, followed by weekly installments on Nov. 22 and 29, and Dec. 6, 13, 18 and 27.

Who’s in it?

Pedro Pascal (best known for playing Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones) will be the man behind the helmet: a lone Mandalorian gunfighter operating in the outer reaches of the galaxy.

Pedro Pascal
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He’ll be joined by a star-studded cast:

At the Star Wars Celebration Chicago in April, Pascal said the Mandalorian is “a mysterious lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy. Some might say he has questionable moral character.”

The Mandalorian will work closely with Weathers’ character, Greef Carga, He’s the head of a bounty hunters’ guild, the actor revealed at Celebration, and “the Mando is a guy who he figures can get the job done.”

The Celebration Chicago panel also revealed that Esposito plays an Imperial — since named as Moff Gideon. Herzog’s character appears to be some sort of ex-Imperial crime boss, known only as The Client, and Abtahi’s is a doctor.

Waititi will play IG-11, a droid that’s the same model as IG-88 — one of the bounty hunters seen on Darth Vader’s Super Star Destroyer in The Empire Strikes Back as the Sith Lord tasked them with tracking down the Millennium Falcon.

We’ve also caught sight of an Ugnaught — the porcine species previously seen working as janitors on Cloud City in Empire Strikes Back — named Kuill, who appears to be an ally of the Mandalorian and is voiced by Nolte.

Wen plays Fennec Shand, an assassin who encounters the Mandalorian, Vanity Fair reported on Nov. 4.

Why isn’t this about the usual Jedi and Sith conflict?

The Star Wars underworld is a very rich storytelling environment, according to executive producer Jon Favreau. He wanted to get back to the tone of the old western and samurai films that inspired George Lucas, and says the show will be Star Wars meets Mad Max.

Favreau said that he’s already writing season 2 and that he hopes to direct one of the episodes.

The Mandalorian is likely to be the streaming service’s biggest draw, even if it’s 20 years too late for some of us. It’s one of four shows set in a galaxy far, far away coming to the Disney Plus streaming service.

The company announced the seventh season of The Clone Wars over the summer and a Rogue One prequel series focusing on rebel spy Cassian Andor in 2018. And Ewan McGregor will return as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a brand new show, set to start shooting in 2020.

What else do we know?

Lucasfilm has steadily drip-fed information about the show since Favreau was announced as its writer and executive producer. It’s not his first Star Wars rodeo. He voiced Pre Vizsla — the violent leader of a Mandalorian splinter group — in The Clone Wars and played pilot Rio Durant in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

In summer 2018, Favreau revealed that the show will be set seven years after Return of the Jedi (so six years after the Empire’s final defeat at the Battle of Jakku and 23 years before The Force Awakens) and will focus on all-new characters. We also have a New York Times report that its 10 episodes will enjoy a $100 million budget, which was the rumored cost of Westworld’s first season.

What’s a Mandalorian?

Mandalorians are humans from the Outer Rim world of Mandalore, its moon Concordia and the planet Kalevala, whose story was largely told in The Clone Wars and Rebels.

Their world went through major political upheaval during the Clone Wars and early days of the Galactic Empire’s rule, but many of the clans united under the rule of Bo-Katan Kryze after she took control of the Darksaber. The black-bladed weapon was created more than 1,000 years earlier by Tarre Vizsla (the first Mandalorian to join the Jedi Order) and became a symbol of leadership.

You probably associate bounty hunters Boba Fett and Jango Fett with the term because they wear the cool armor, but they aren’t true Mandalorians. Jango once claimed to be from Concord Dawn, a Mandalorian world, but the government considered him (and by extension, his cloned son Boba) to be pretenders.

 

Exited about all these news! we will be streaming every Friday evening the previous episode at 7pm and the new episode at 8pm. We will have food and drinks ready for you as well as confortable couches for you to sit on. See you Friday and spread the word out.