Nick Nolte joins Star Wars TV series

Nick Nolte has been tapped to star in The Mandalorian.

The 77-year-old actor has joined the cast of the live-action Star Wars series set to launch on Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+.

Nolte will star opposite the previously announced Pedro Pascal (Narcos) and Gina Carano. While Disney has kept plot and character details under wraps it is known that Pascal’s titular character, hails from the same warrior tribe as Jango and Boba Fett. It is also known that The Mandalorian picks up between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

The official synopsis reads, “After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.” 

The series hails from Jon Favreau, who will executive produce with Kathleen Kennedy, Colin Wilson and Dave Filoni. Filoni will also direct episodes, as will with Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa and Deborah Chow.