Our first look at The Mandalorian didn’t really give us much to go on beyond the very basic of what we can expect from Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni’s brand new bounty hunting live-action Star Wars show. Now, we get to see a little more about just what brings together this mysterious, motley crew of the galaxy’s meanest mercs.
Last week Disney announced that Australia would be one of the first countries in the world to get its dedicated streaming service, Disney+. At $8.99 a month (or $89 for a year) it's going to be one of the cheapest streaming options available. At the time there weren't any details around what that would get you in terms of picture quality or concurrent streams. As it turns out, it's a hell of a lot.
Lucasfilm just dropped a brand new trailer for The Mandalorian, giving us a look at how the titular hunter (played by Pedro Pascal) brings together a crack team—including Gina Carano’s Cara Dune, an ex-Rebel soldier turned mercenary, and Taika Waititi’s gun-happy assassin droid, IG-11—to go on a mysterious new mission: tracking down a big target at the behest of a former Imperial commander (Werner Herzog).
“Mandalorian, look outside. They’re waiting for you.” Watch the brand new trailer for #TheMandalorian, an original Star Wars series. Start streaming Nov. 12, only on #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/vrJShMVx3m
— Star Wars (@starwars) October 29, 2019
Set in the years between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, The Mandalorian shines a spotlight on the fringes of the galaxy far, far away, leaving behind the saga of Jedi and Sith to focus on the darker, grimier underworlds of galactic society. But even if the Galactic Civil War is over and the New Republic now rules, that doesn’t mean the Empire’s downfall can’t cast a shadow over the galaxy.
We won’t have to wait much longer to see more—The Mandalorian kicks off with the Australian launch of Disney+ in just over three weeks time, on November 19.
It recently came to light that some devices might not be able to stream Disney+ content due to security software. Obviously this is going to be a big factor for some in deciding whether to sign up for the service so we delved into which devices will be fine and how it works.