In surprising, but not really unwelcome news, Nick Nolte has joined the cast of The Mandalorian, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series is one of two upcoming live-action Star WarsTV series that will launch on Disney's new streaming service, Disney+. The cast also includes Game of Thrones alum Pedro Pascal and Deadpool's Gina Carano, so with the addition of Nolte, you can bet this series will be something to turn heads based on the kind of star power its attracting.
As with all things Star Wars related, the character details (and even the plot) for this new series are being kept tightly under wraps, but Jon Favreau, who is executive-producing the series, released the following description for the show: "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."
Disney's new streaming service is set to launch in 2019, but The Mandalorian has no premiere date yet.