Disney and Lucasfilm have released the first trailer for The Mandalorian, the live-action Star Wars TV show created by Jon Favreau for Disney+. The series stars Game of Thrones alum Pedro Pascal as a “lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy” after the fall of the Empire in Return of the Jedi and before the rise of the First Order in The Force Awakens.
The Mandalorian also stars Nick Nolte, Werner Herzog, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, and Giancarlo Esposito. Favreau penned the series, while high-profile names like Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, Dave Filoni, Rick Famuyiwa, and Deborah Chow will direct.
Well, my friends, that trailer positively slaps. I love it when a trailer manages to translate tone and scope without giving everything away, and this nearly dialogue-free number absolutely does the trick. Heck, if you’re going to only have one line of dialogue, you’re damn right you’re going to give it to Werner “I literally ate a shoe and got shot on camera” Herzog. Now that’s how you sell a show. And if you want to match a great ending with a great beginning, a shot of Storm Trooper helmets on pikes really sets A Mood.
Check it out for yourself in the trailer below. The Mandalorian will launch on Disney+ day of release, November 12.
Here is the official synopsis for The Mandalorian:
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.
And for even more on The Mandalorian, click on links to our recent coverage below:
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