Jon Favreau's Star Wars TV show reportedly casts Pedro Pascal. It's shaping up to be quite an exciting 2019 for fans of the galaxy far, far away. Not only will J.J. Abrams' Episode IX end the Skywalker saga, the franchise will finally make a leap into the realm of live-action television. Earlier this year, it was confirmed Favreau would spearhead the endeavor, which is going to be part of Disney's exclusive programming slate for their upcoming streaming service. Viewers are eager to learn more, but in typical Lucasfilm fashion, details are being kept firmly under wraps.
For the time being, fans have to make do with whatever the rumor miller offers up. Reportedly, the show will take audiences to Mandalore, with names such as Favreau, Dave Filoni, and Alan Taylor calling the shots on various episodes. One aspect of the series things have been curiously quiet on is the cast, but now there's one name said to be attached.
Making Star Wars reports Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones, Narcos) is the "central lead" of the show. He has a number of film and TV credits under his name, including an appearance as Whiskey in last year's Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Pascal's most high-profile gig on the horizon is a supporting role in Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman 1984, where he reportedly plays Maxwell Lord.
While an actor of Pascal's talent and range (he's done everything from fantasy to action to drama) would be a valuable addition to the Star Wars universe, it remains to seen if this pans out. Production on Wonder Woman 1984 began back in June, and the project is still filming. Judging by the set photos, the Star Wars TV show will be rolling the cameras shortly, so there could be a scheduling conflict that prevents Pascal from signing on. As a comparison, the first Wonder Woman movie was filming from November 2015 to May 2016, with reshoots taking place months later. Since it's unknown at this point in time how significant Pascal's 1984 role is, it's possible he hasn't wrapped on the film yet. Jenkins will likely call upon Pascal for the inevitable pickups, but those probably won't take place until sometime next year.
Regardless of whether Pascal is involved with Star Wars or not, the cast should be revealed in the very near future. It'll be interesting to see who will star, seeing that the rumor mill has been unusually quiet on this matter. On the film side of things, Lucasfilm has demonstrated a keen eye for talent, as many fans would agree the new characters have been perfectly cast. Ideally, that will carry over to the TV department and a tremendous ensemble will carve a place in the hearts of fans around the globe.
Source: Making Star Wars