Jon Favreau’s upcoming “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” may have just found its lead in veteran TV star Pedro Pascal. Pascal who is best known for playing Oberyn Martell on “Game of Thrones” and Javier Peña in “Narcos” has reportedly “been offered the role and negotiations are underway,” according to Variety.

This news comes on the heels of the announcement of a new “Rogue One” prequel TV series starring Diego Luna. Luna who starred in “Rogue One” will reprise his role from the film as Cassian Andor a Rebel Alliance intelligence officer. Both series will be released on Disney+, Disney’s upcoming streaming service.

Also joining these two series will be the revived “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” animated series.

What we know about Mandalorians

Despite only catching a few glimpses of Mandalorians in the “Star Wars” films proper, Mandalorian culture had previously received quite a lot of limelight in the “Star Wars” expanded universe. Novel series like that of Karen Traviss’ “Republic Commandos” painted extremely detailed portraits of Mandalorian culture and even gave them their own language.

Other media like Bioware’s video game “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic” featured quite a few Mandalorians, as well as invented The Mandalorian Wars. While both these series are no longer considered canon, “The Clone Wars” and “Rebels” animated featured several arcs about the Mandalorian people and visited the planet of Mandalore multiple times.

What we know about 'The Mandalorian'

According to Deadline, Favreau described “The Mandalorian” as “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.”

Favreau is expected to write the series and Dave Filoni will direct the pilot episode.

Also currently attached to direct are Taika Waititi, Rick Famuyiwa, Deborah Chow, and Bryce Dallas Howard. Several promotional images have been released as well. One of which can be seen below.

Overall, Disney+ seems to be coming in hard with plenty of content old and new. While there is still no word on when “The Mandalorian” will release, Disney+ is expected to drop in late 2019, so we may not see “The Mandalorian” until 2020 possibly.

Until then, despite recently confirming there will not be a Boba Fett film anytime soon, Disney will continue to release “Star Wars” content. “Star Wars: Episode IX” will release next year in December, and the latest animated series “Star Wars Resistance” will continue to release new episodes this year.