The Mandalorian cast spills details on first live-action Star Wars series

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Sci-fi fanatics at the annual "Star Wars" Celebration convention were treated Sunday to an exclusive sneak-peek at "The Mandalorian", the beloved franchise's first live-action TV series, according to reports.

Dave Filoni will direct the first episode of the series and additional episodes will be helmed by Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard, Dope director Rick Famuyiwa, and Jessica Jones episode director Deborah Chow. The Rebel's blockade runner, known as the Tantive IV to any half-decent fan, wasn't on screen for very long, but it was still our first glimpse at the great many ships Star Wars has to offer. The series is set to take place in between the fall of the Empire and the rise of the First Order. "The Mandalorian is a mysterious, lone gun-fighter from the outer reaches of the galaxy", said Pascal.

The cast includes Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Gina Carano, Omid Abtahi, Emily Swallow, and Werner Herzog. This "nefarious" - his word - individual is the head of a guild of bounty hunters and the man who sends Pedro Pascal's Mandalorian on a mission to retrieve an item of high value. So it makes total sense that Lego is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Star Wars line with a brand new version of the ship. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Though visitors to Chicago's Star Wars Celebration saw brief footage of the show, LucasFilm has not yet posted it online.

Carano is Kara Dune, "an ex-rebel shock trooper", who fought in the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars.

A bunch of new characters are being added to lore, he adds, but "for those who've been fans for 40 years, there's a lot in there for you".

And Billy Dee Williams made his return as Lando Calrissian, who has not been seen in a Star Wars saga since The Return Of The Jedi.

Trowbridge explained that this holocron - a repository of knowledge accessible through the force in the Star Wars universe - would become part of Galaxy's Edge, although he did not go into detail as to where or how it would be featured.