Here's a complete guide to The Mandalorian cast and the characters they will play. As the first live-action TV show in the history of the Star Wars franchise, The Mandalorian launches on Disney's new streaming service, Disney+, and releases new episodes on a weekly basis.
The Mandalorian comes from the mind of Jon Favreau, the accomplished director of Iron Man and The Lion King and all-around Star Wars fan. He wrote every episode of the first season and received some help from Star Wars: Rebels creator Dave Filoni, who also directs two episodes. Taika Waititi, Rick Famuyiwa, Deborah Chow, and Bryce Dallas Howard also direct episodes in season 1. All of them helped bring The Mandalorian's story to life, which revolves around a lead bounty hunter in Mandalorian armor and takes place after the original Star Wars trilogy.
The Mandalorian cast is equally as impressive as the people who've led the creative team behind the camera. Featuring several newcomers to the Star Wars franchise - in addition to certain types of characters and species who've been seen before - The Mandalorian comprises of several intriguing character as well.
Pedro Pascal as The Mandalorian
Pedro Pascal is the man under the titular Mandalorian mask for The Mandalorian, who is only known as the Mandalorian. Viewers will recognize Pascal from a variety of projects, but specifically for his work on Game of Thrones, Narcos, and Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
Gina Carano as Cara Dune
Gina Carano is joined the galaxy far, far away as Cara Dune, an ex-imperial shock trooper. Dune is a wanderer who goes from planet to planet after having left the Empire behind. She also has a small tattoo of the Rebel symbol on her left cheek. Cara works with the Mandalorian in season 1 after originally believing he is hunting her down. Some viewers may recognize Carano from her days as a wrestling star, but she's more recently starred in movies like Haywire, Fast & Furious 6, and Deadpool.
Carl Weathers as Greef Carga
Carl Weathers plays Greef Carga in The Mandalorian; he's the head of a bounty hunting guild and is responsible for hiring bounty hunters for specific missions. In season 1, he employs The Mandalorian for his mysterious adventure. Weathers is one of The Mandalorian's most recognizable and experienced cast members, starring in major franchises like Predator and Rocky several decades ago. He's also appeared in Happy Gilmore and TV shows like Colony and multiple entries in the Chicago Fire franchise.
Taika Waititi as IG-11
Another bounty hunter in The Mandalorian is IG-11, who's voiced by Taika Waititi. IG-11 was previously believed to be IG-88 from the original trilogy but is instead an entirely new character from the IG-series of robots. Waititi is now best known as the director of Thor: Ragnarok, where he also lent his voice to the role of Korg; he reprised that role in Avengers: Endgame.
Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon
Giancarlo Esposito stars in The Mandalorian as Moff Gideon. With the collapse of the Empire, Gideon is one of the remaining ex-Imperial governors using his power as he sees fit. Moff Gideon is one of the antagonists in The Mandalorian. Prior to joining the galaxy far, far away, Esposito appeared as Gus in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. He's also previously worked with Favreau as a voice actor on The Jungle Book.
There are many other people on The Mandalorian cast list whose roles are secrets. We know that Nick Nolte (Warrior) has a part in the series, but the magnitude of it is unknown. Werner Herzog (Jack Reacher) was shown in the trailer, but there are no further details on his character at this time. Ming-Na Wen (Agents of SHIELD) was only recently announced to be part of the cast without any information on her role, and comedian Bill Burr has confirmed his mystery role too. Meanwhile, the trailer showed Natalia Tena (Harry Potter) is playing a Twi'lek character, while official images revealed Julia Jones (Westworld) is part of the cast and will be visited by the Mandalorian and Cara Dune.