Jon Favreau’s ‘The Mandalorian’: Julia Jones Joins Cast of ‘Star Wars’ Live-Action Disney+ Series

Sep 5, 2019

‘The Mandalorian,’ the first live-action ‘Star Wars’ series, now has Julia Jones onboard the ensemble cast. Her role is currently unknown.

This year, Jones was in Hans Petter Moland’s ‘Cold Pursuit’ and an episode of Amazon’s ‘Goliath.’ She was also in three films in the ‘Twilight’ franchise: ‘Eclipse’ and both parts of ‘Breaking Dawn.’ Other credits include A&E/Netflix’s ‘Longmire,’ Taylor Sheridan’s ‘Wind River,’ and HBO’s ‘Westworld.’

Moreover, the premise is below:

“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….”

Also, here are the directors, and their episodes, of the first season:

  • Dave Filoni (‘Avatar: The Last Airbender,’ ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’) for Episodes 1 and 5
  • Rick Famuyiwa (‘Dope,’ ‘The Chi’) for Episodes 2 and 6
  • Deborah Chow (‘Mr. Robot,’ ‘American Gods’) for Episodes 3 and 7
  • Bryce Dallas Howard (‘Solemates,’ ‘Dads’) for Episode 4
  • Taika Waititi (‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople,’ ‘Thor: Ragnarok’) for Episode 8

Jon Favreau (‘Iron Man,’ ‘The Jungle Book’) serves as creator, writer, and showrunner.

Further, the cast comprises of Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Taika Waititi, and Werner Herzog. Jon Favreau and Bryce Dallas Howard may have acting roles in the show as well.

The series has already been renewed for a second season, and is looking to film as early as October 7th.

‘The Mandalorian’ will premiere its first season on November 12th, when the Disney+ streaming service launches.

Source: Deadline