Set in the years between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, The Mandalorian shines a spotlight on the fringes of the galaxy far, far away, leaving behind the saga of Jedi and Sith to focus on the darker, grimier underworlds of galactic society. But even if the Galactic Civil War is over and the New Republic now rules, that doesn’t mean the Empire’s downfall can’t cast a shadow over the galaxy.
… the titular hunter (played by Pedro Pascal) brings together a crack team—including Gina Carano’s Cara Dune, an ex-Rebel soldier turned mercenary, and Taika Waititi’s gun-happy assassin droid, IG-11—to go on a mysterious new mission: tracking down a big target at the behest of a former Imperial commander (Werner Herzog). (synopsis via Gizmodo)
Disney+ is coming to a streaming universe near you soon.
November 19 in fact if you’re in Australia and along with a slew of new TV and movie material, comes The Mandalorian, fresh from the galaxy far, far away and a long time ago.
Filling in some of the history of Star Wars between the middle and final trilogies, the series looks set to offer action, adventure and some brilliant skullduggery and politicking, underscoring that there’s no such thing as an easy transition from revolution to the new normal.
Just how messy it can get will become abundantly clear in a show that looks so promising I am adding Disney+ to my already teetering, unwieldy pile of streaming platforms.
May the Force be with me … and with you all.
Four more posters also debuted rounding out what I’m calling, for want of a better word, The Mandalorian gang …