Nick Nolte has joined the cast of the upcoming live-action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, which will launch on Disney’s streaming service, Disney+. The Hollywood Reporter says his character is being kept under wraps for now.
Nick Nolte is joining Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones, upcoming Wonder Woman 1984) and Gina Carano (Deadpool, Haywire) in the series. Nolte most recently starred in EPIX series Graves and in the films, The Padre and Head Full of Honey.
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.
The series is written and executive produced by Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau, with Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star 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).
The Mandalorian is also executive produced by Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist serves as co-executive producer.