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Game of Thrones’ Pedro Pascal to lead Star Wars series The Mandalorian

We now know the leads of Disney’s two upcoming live-action Star Wars series

Game of Thrones - Oberyn and Tyrion
Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal) in conversation with Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) in Game of Thrones.
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Pedro Pascal, best known for his roles on HBO’s Game of Thrones and Netflix’s Narcos, will star in the new live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian, Variety reports.

There’s no word yet on who exactly Pascal will be playing, but according to Variety he will be the show’s lead. The series, which is being written and executive-produced by Iron Man director Jon Favreau, has had few details revealed so far, except a teaser image that shows a character in familiar Jango Fett-style Mandalorian armor that Star Wars fans will recognize.

Pascal’s most notable role came in Game of Thrones, where he played the charming Dornish prince Oberyn Martell. Since then, Pascal has gone on to star in Netflix’s Narcos and has had supporting roles in the latest Kingsman film as well as 2016’s The Great Wall. He will appear in the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984.

This is the second bit of high-profile casting news to come to Disney’s Star Wars shows recently, as just last week it was announced that Diego Luna would reprise his role as Cassian Andor in a Rogue One prequel series for Disney’s Disney Plus streaming service. There’s no word yet when The Mandalorian is expected to premiere.

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