15 Apr 2019 AT 10:25 AM

Disney+ announces new Star Wars show, The Mandalorian

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15 Apr 2019 AT 10:25 AM

There was a lot of Lightsaber action last weekend thanks to the Star Wars Celebration, but now we’ve learnt that upcoming streaming service Disney+ is setting fans up for yet another treat.

The on-demand service has revealed The Mandalorian, a brand-new Star Wars TV series about a lone gunfighter travelling the outer reaches of the galaxy, starring Pedro Pascal. You know, The Viper from Game of Thrones.

In the same vein as our favourite Mandalorians Jango and Boba Fett, the new series will focus on “another warrior” that emerges in the Star Wars universe.

The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order, so right before Episode VII. Not much more is revealed but we do know that it’s set “far from the authority of the New Republic.” Outlaw territory.

No character names have been revealed yet for the eight-episode show (according to IMDb), but Pascal will be joined by Gina Carano, who starred in Haywire and Deadpool, Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito, and Carl Weathers – Apollo Creed in Rocky!

It’s backed by Executive Producer John Favreau, who recently directed The Lion King, The Jungle Book and, of course, the major Marvel movies.

Who’s directing? We've got some A-list names going around, including the man behind the hugely successful Thor: Ragnarok, Taika Waititi, Jurassic World’s Bryce Dallas-Howard, along with Star Wars Rebels creator Dave Filoni.

We absolutely cannot wait. We have a little while to go until we can binge watch it though, as Disney+ is due to arrive in the US later this year, in early November.

There are nine original shows coming to the new streaming service, including Loki, a new MCU TV show starring Tom Hiddleston, High School Musical: The Show, and Monsters At Work, which is based on the Monsters Inc. movies.

The hype is real.