Star Wars: The Mandalorian Release Date, Episodes, Trailers, Cast, and News

Everything we know about Star Wars: The Mandalorian, including latest news, release date, cast, story details, and more!

The Mandalorian, the first Star Wars live-action TV series follows the adventures of a gunfighter from the former Imperial-controlled planet of jetpack-clad warriors. Not much is known about this mysterious anti-hero except that he goes simply by the name “The Mandalorian.”

Jon Favreau (Iron Man) wrote, directed, and produced this new Star Wars adventure. He’s also counting on the talents of Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) and Dave Filoni (Star Wars Rebels), who directed episodes of the series. Filoni also executive produced alongside Favreau.

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Star Wars: The Mandalorian Release Date

The Mandalorian will return with episode 8, which airs on Friday, Dec. 27 on Disney+. 

Star Wars: The Mandalorian Episodes

Star Wars: The Mandalorian Episode 1: Chapter 1

A Mandalorian bounty hunter tracks a target for a well-paying client.

Air Date: 11/12/19

Read our review of “Chapter 1” here.

Star Wars: The Mandalorian Episode 2: The Child

Target in-hand, The Mandalorian must now contend with scavengers.

Air Date: 11/15/19

Read our review of “The Child” here.

Star Wars: The Mandalorian Episode 3: The Sin

The battered Mandalorian returns to his client for reward.

Air Date: 11/22/19

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Read our review of “The Sin” here.

Star Wars: The Mandalorian Episode 4: Sanctuary

The Mandalorian teams up with an ex-soldier to protect a village from raiders.

Air Date: 11/29/19

Read our review of “Sanctuary” here.

Star Wars: The Mandalorian Episode 5: The Gunslinger

The Mandalorian helps a rookie bounty hunter who is in over his head.

Air Date: 12/6/19

read our review of “The Gunslinger” here.

Star Wars: The Mandalorian Episode 6: The Prisoner

The Mandalorian joins a crew of mercenaries on a dangerous mission.

Air Date: 12/13/19

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read our review of “The Prisoner” here.

Star Wars: The Mandalorian Episode 7: The Reckoning

An old rival extends an invitation for The Mandalorian to make peace.

Air Date: 12/18/19

read our review of “The Reckoning” here.

Star Wars: The Mandalorian Episode 8

The Mandalorian comes face-to-face with an unexpected enemy.

Air Date: 12/27/19

Star Wars: The Mandalorian Trailer

Check out the latest teasers for The Mandalorian just below, revealing more of the chaos of show’s heretofore unseen early post-Return of the Jedi setting.

…And here’s another trailer to take in.

Just below is the second full-length trailer.

Lastly, we have the first trailer for The Mandalorian!

We also dissected the first trailer for all of its Star Wars secrets here!

Want more? Here’s a description of the trailer, sizzle reel, and all of the scenes shown at Star Wars Celebration Chicago.

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Star Wars: The Mandalorian Cast

Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) plays the protagonist of The Mandalorian. Little is known about his rugged gunfighter except that he hails from Mandalore and wears armor similar to Boba Fett’s. Favreau and Filoni call him “Mando” for short, but it seems that everyone on the show just calls him “The Mandalorian.”

Carl Weathers (Predator) brings his ’80s action hero and comedy chops to Star Wars as a character named Greef, the leader of the bounty hunters guild.

Former MMA fighter Gina Carano (Deadpool) plays ex-Rebel shock trooper Cara Dune.

Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), the famous actor, writer, and filmmaker, plays a crime lord with Imperial roots. The Mando will need to do business with Herzog’s character to get the info he needs on a target.

Nick Nolte plays a wise Ugnaught named Kuiil.

Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) plays IG-11, a droid assassin who fights alongside the Mando at some point in the series.

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Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad) plays Imperial officer Moff Gideon.

Ming-Na Wen (Agents of SHIELD) plays an assassin named Fennec Shand.

Omid Abtahi (American Gods) is Dr. Pershing.

Rounding out the cast are Emily Swallow (Supernatural), comedian Bill Burr, and Natalia Tena (Game of Thrones).

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Star Wars: The Mandalorian Story

The title and story details were revealed by Favreau (Iron Man) in 2018:

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“After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe,” Favreau wrote on Instagram. “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.”

Star Wars: The Mandalorian Directors

The series is written and executive produced by Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau, as previously announced, with Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone WarsStar Wars Rebels) directing the first episode. Additional episodic directors include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok). 

Star Wars: The Mandalorian Soundtrack

Ludwig Goransson composed the score for The Mandalorian. He has previously created scores for Black PantherCreedCreed IIVenom, and Fruitvale Station.

“Words fail to express how surreal and humbling it feels to be invited into the Star Wars universe,” Göransson said in a press release. “I am deeply grateful to Jon Favreau and Disney for this opportunity and to John Williams for raising the bar so high with his iconic, intrepid scores — they will never be matched. In these next months, I hope to honor the tradition of Star Wars’ musical landscape while propelling The Mandalorian into new and unchartered territory. And I will try to remember that there is no try.”

Star Wars: The Mandalorian Poster

Check out these 5 character posters for The Mandalorian, providing tight-shot showcases of The Mandalorian himself (Pedro Pascal), Cara Dune (Gina Carano), Moff Gideon (Carl Weathers), IG-11 (Taika Waititi) and, lastly, an unnamed Ugnaught, the diminutive species famously represented in The Empire Strikes Back as workers on Bespin’s Cloud City.

Take a look just below at the first official poster, which arrived at D23 2019.

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