The widespread popularity of The Mandalorian in just over a year speaks volumes about the artistic craft of Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni. After the lackluster Star Wars trilogy featuring Rey Skywalker, The Mandalorian became an unlikely savior of the multi-billion dollar franchise that rushed out for the parsec count without coursing a proper chart in the galaxy far, far away.
Starring Pedro Pascal as Din Djarin/Mando, The Mandalorian follows the story of a lone bounty hunter who is tasked to reunite the Child, or more commonly known as Baby Yoda, with its own kind. Keeping intact all the classic Star Wars elements, The Mandalorian also pays homage to Clint Eastwood’s stylistic Spaghetti Western cowboy persona of the ’60s.
The meteoric success of The Mandalorian has made it one of the most-watched shows since its release. As the first foray into live-action television, The Mandalorian is undoubtedly one of the best Star Wars properties to have released in recent years, if not decades. However, The Mandalorian is not going to be the only live-action television show for Star Wars as Disney has reportedly started to work on Obi-Wan and Cassian Andor shows for its streaming platform. Also, the success of The Mandalorian has also prompted a spin-off show that has finally been greenlit.
According to an exclusive by The Illuminerdi, The Mandalorian‘s spin-off is currently in the works as the show is currently looking for two supporting roles. The first character, a supporting role, is Skad an 18-24-year-old man. Skad is described as British, edgy, fit, and resilient. A faithful member of a street crew, Skad is willing to question authority. The role is reportedly being offered to the English actor Jordan Bolger, best known for Peaky Blinders and The 100. Bolger is also going to make his appearance in the upcoming Tom and Jerry movie that is scheduled to release next year.
The second supporting role is Drash an 18-24-year-old woman. Drash is described as British, cool, self-assured, and in need of refinement. A faithful member of a street crew, Drash is willing to question authority. The role is being reportedly offered to Sophie Thatcher, best known for her roles in the shows Chicago Med, The Exorcist, and the feature film Prospect.
What Does This Mean?
Both the supporting roles are confident, rebellious, and British. These dominant traits might hint towards a criminal gang in a bustling planet known for trade routes, or even a low-level Imperial squad. Emilia Clarke’s role of Qi’ra in Solo: A Star Wars Story also had the same characteristics which definitely makes these two supporting roles quite exciting.
While the premise of this spin-off series is quite unclear, our best bet is that the show is based on a timeline before the event of The Mandalorian. As The Mandalorian is quickly integrating some major Star Wars characters and events that have been ignored by the movies for a long time, the spin-off show can follow the same route to explore the lesser-known stories and characters of the Star Wars lore.
Recently, rumors of a Cara Dune and Bo-Katan Kryze spin-off show have been making the rounds along with an additional Boba Fett spin-off show being pitched to Disney. As all these characters have a fascinating past to explore, the two supporting roles can easily fit in any of these shows, if they ever get made.
The Mandalorian returns on 27th November, 2020 exclusively on Disney+.