Star Wars live-action series 'The Mandalorian' unveiled with exclusive teaser

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I doubt I'm alone in saying that barely any of the friendships I've made in life have involved something as sweet as test screenings of Iron Man and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

"After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe", he stated on Instagram. Disney hopes to take a bite out of Netflix's market share with its service, which will also include Marvel shows, Pixar spinoffs and live-action remakes of classic Disney films.

"The Mandalorian" is set five years after the Rebellion took down the Empire in "Return of the Jedi", at a time where only vestiges of the Empire remain, only the strong are surviving and chaos is taking over. These have yet to make it into the LEGO: Stars Wars series. Showrunner Jon Favreau was joined by director Dave Filoni and stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano and Carl Weathers to reveal some details and unveil the first footage.

Hyping up a crowd already buzzing from Friday's release of a trailer for the ninth installment in the flagship film franchise, "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker", were the show's writer and executive producer, Jon Favreau, and several members of the cast. Pascal didn't name his Mandalorian, and played very coy about the subject, but I still believe him to be Cobb Vanth, the self-made lawman introduced in Chuck Wendig's Aftermath books. But how you perform on the mission holds even bigger stakes: perform with skill and you may earn extra galactic credits, while bringing the ship back banged up could put you on the list of a bounty hunter.

Weathers is a character named Greef, a guy who's running a group of bounty hunters.

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Favreau: Mandalorians were my favorite characters. (Typically they're called in for various events like Star Wars Celebration, but not to be a part of filming.) Filoni said the Stormtroopers ended up being a test audience for the crew.

What other Star Wars TV shows are in the works?

The 8-episode first season (I'm assuming there will be more) of The Mandalorian will be premiering when Disney+ drops on 12 November.

Pedro Pascal, who played Oberyn Martell on Game of Thrones, will star. We also saw footage of Carano pulling off some great stunts, and a line from Breaking Bad alum Giancarlo Esposito.