'The Mandalorian,' 'Star Wars' Live-Action TV Show Has Cast Its Boba Fett Lookalike

Pedro Pascal is… The Mandalorian.

After weeks of rumors, the lead for Disney's first live-action Star Wars series was finally confirmed by Variety. Pedro Pascal, known for his role as Prince Oberyn in Game of Thrones and as DEA agent Javier Pena in Narcos , will play the unnamed titular character. For now, that certainly fits the stoic, western vibe The Mandalorian seeks to cultivate—very Clint Eastwood in The Man with No Name trilogy—but we're likely to learn more about the character as the release date approaches.

So far, we know Pascal will play a Mandalorian (as in, from the planet of Mandalore), making him part of a familiar Star Wars lineage. "After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe," the original announcement read. "We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic."

Pascal's Mandalorian roams in a time after Jango and Boba, with the show set between the fall of the Empire in Return of the Jedi and the rise of the First Order, introduced in The Force Awakens.

While little is known about the show's plot, written by executive producer Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm has already announced an interesting slate of episode directors, including Dave Filoni (Star Wars Rebels), Bryce Dallas Howard, Deborah Chow ( Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) and Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows).

With a budget to rival Game of Thrones , The Mandalorian is being positioned as the flagship show on Disney's upcoming streaming service, Disney+, expected to launch in late 2019. The Mandalorian will be joined by another Star Wars series starring Diego Luna, who is returning to his role as Cassian Andor, a Rebel spy introduced (and dispatched) in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.