The Mandalorian will have some Oscar-caliber talent when it debuts.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nick Nolte has joined the cast of The Mandalorian, the Jon Favreau-produced Star Wars live action series set to debut on Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+. He will appear alongside Game of Thrones‘ Pedro Pascal and Haywire‘s Gina Carano. Their roles are, of course, secrets even Bothan spies cannot uncover.
The series will follow a Mandalorian gunslinger on the Outer Rim of the galaxy sometime after the events of Return of the Jedi. The affairs of the New Republic are as distant as the Old Republic in that section of the galaxy and the unnamed gunslinger does his best to make his way in a region noted for its lawlessness and villainy.
The program is one of three Star Wars series planned for the new streaming service. The others include a live action series centered on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘s Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) and a seventh season of Dave Filoni’s Star Wars: Clones Wars animated series. Filoni is also heavily involved in The Mandalorian, directing the first episode and several more.
Nolte may be remembered from his roles in 48 Hours, Mullhollund Falls and his Oscar-nominated roles in The Prince of Tides and Affliction.
It is unclear when The Mandalorian will debut, but many expect to launch with Disney+ in the latter part of 2019.