Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy has officially announced that their first live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian, will begin airing episodes on November 12th on Disney’s streaming service Disney+.

“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.”

Kennedy and Jon Favreau were on hand to show off sizzle-reel footage to those in attendance, which might be released/streamed online during The Mandalorian panel on Sunday during Star Wars Celebration 2019 in Chicago.

TheHollywoodReporter posted some details from the sizzle-reel footage.

The clip shows the back of presumably the Mandalorian in a snowy area. He’s holding something in his hand, and he pockets it and walks forward. He wears armor that’s meant to look like a medieval knight. There are shots of new planets, new races, new species, and new starships, but, as Favreau said, “we want it to feel completely connected and familiar.”

The service will also give fans access to a bulk of the currently released films including the original and prequel trilogies.

Kathleen also mentioned how impressed they are with the series which isn’t terribly surprising as HN Entertainment recently revealed that The Mandalorian may have already been given a second season order before it’s November release.

The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Werner Herzog, Emily Swallow, and Omid Abtahi. The show’s directors will include Dave Filoni, Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, and Deborah Chow.

SOURCE: DISNEY

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