Nick Nolte Joins Star Wars Series, “The Mandalorian”

Jon Favreau’s Star Wars streaming series, “The Mandalorian” continues to add to its cast. This time, acclaimed actor Nick Nolte.

Nolte is joining a cast which includes Pedro Pascal and Gina Carano. Nolte’s role remains under wraps.

The series, which is set in the time period between “Return of the Jedi” and “The Force Awakens,” follows a Boba Fett-like character, described as “a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic…” In “Star Wars” lore, Mandalorians made the iconic armor that bounty hunter Boba Fett, and his “father” Jango Fett (he was technically an unaltered clone of Jango) wore in the films. They were a proud warrior race that had conflicts with the Jedi Order.

The Star Wars streaming series doesn’t have a set premiere date but is scheduled to debut on the Disney+ service in 2019.