Here's your first look at the new Star Wars live-action TV series

The Mandalorian
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This is our first step into a larger world.

Lucasfilm has just released the very first image from the live-action Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian, which will follow a "lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic." Though the main character might look a lot like Boba Fett, this is a completely new Mandalorian warrior. We don't yet know the protagonist's name or who is playing him, but a Making Star Wars report from earlier this week suggested it could be Game of Thrones' Pedro Pascal.

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Lucasfilm also announced the lineup of directors for the first season, which will include Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, and actress Bryce Dallas Howard, who has had a small amount of directing experience in the past. Jessica Jones' Deborah Chow and Dope's Rick Famuyiwa will also direct episodes. With these additions, Star Wars will now have its first non-male and non-white directors. Star Wars Rebels' Dave Filoni will also make his live-action debut by directing the first episode.

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This news comes as production for The Mandalorian is underway. The show, which takes place after the events of Return of the Jedi but before The Force Awakens, will be exclusive to Disney's streaming service and will make the jump to lightspeed in 2019.

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