Jon Favreau gifted his followers a new photo from the set of The Mandalorian on Christmas Day that confirms bounty hunter IG-88 will appear in the live-action Star Wars series. IG-88 debuted in 1980’s Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back and was among a group of bounty hunters summoned by Darth Vader to find the Millennium Falcon.
An earlier rumor indicated that another bounty hunter, Bossk, would also appear in the series, but we only have confirmation of IG-88 at this time.
Currently in production, The Mandalorian is written and executive produced by Jon Favreau, with Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) directing the first episode and serving as executive producer alongside Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Additional episodic directors include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).
Ludwig Göransson, an acclaimed composer and record producer, will write the score for The Mandalorian. Göransson has composed soundtracks for films like Black Panther, Creed, Creed II, Venom, and Fruitvale Station, as well as TV series like Community and New Girl.
The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal (Narcos) in the title role as a lone Mandalorian gunfighter, alongside Gina Carano (Deadpool), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), and Nick Nolte (Warrior).
The highly-anticipated series will be exclusive to Disney+, The Walt Disney Company’s upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service, which is set to launch in the U.S. in late 2019.