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Pedroa Pascal is 'The Mandalorian.' Courtesy Walt Disney Studios/Disney+

Disney+ Reveals the Trailer for New Docuseries Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian

Disney+ has revealed the first glimpse at their 8-part docuseries Disney Gallery: The Mandalorianand it looks pretty fantastic. “So much of this process is about problem-solving and making breakthroughs,” says Bryce Dallas Howard, one of The Mandalorian‘s many talented directors. As the first-ever live-action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian had a lot of expectations, and astonishingly, the show met them. It helped that creator Jon Favreau tapped Howard and a slew of other super talented folks to help helm the episodes, including Oscar-winner Taika Waititi.

There’s an amazing moment in the trailer in which one of those people, director Deborah Chow, discusses how legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog did a bit of impromptu directing while he acted in the series. Herzog played The Client, the man who hires the Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) to track down a highly sought after asset. We all now know that the asset in question was Baby Yoda. During filming, Herzog actually fell back on his directing chops, getting cast and crew to feel the magic inspired by the Baby Yoda puppet.

There are quite a few juicy tidbits revealed in this two-minute sneak peek. How about this background information about the series’ beloved droid IG-11 (voiced by Waititi), who was based on IG-88, the bounty hunter droid briefly featured in The Empire Strikes Back. The Mandalorian director Dave Filoni reveals that the original IG-88 was built out of old parts from the Mos Eisley cantina set from A New Hope. He’s in Empire for all of a minute, yet that didn’t stop The Mandalorian team from using him to inspire one of the series most important characters. IG-11, the bounty hunter droid we meet in The Mandalorian, is the same model, only he has a much larger role to play in the series.

Check out the trailer here. Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian will stream on Disney+ on May 4, 2020—which happens to be a special holiday for Star Wars fans.

Here’s the official synopsis:

On May the 4th, get a closer look at the groundbreaking technology at work behind the scenes of The Mandalorian and more when Disney+ pulls back the curtain on the live-action Star Wars series with Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian.

The eight-episode docuseries, hosted by creator and executive producer Jon Favreau, promises insightful commentary from actors including Pedro Pascal and Gina Carano, anecdotes from the directors who helmed episodes in the first season, and an exploration into what it means to be a part of telling stories in the Star Wars galaxy and honoring George Lucas’s legacy. Today we got our first look at the debut trailer for the series, which will premiere on Disney+ on May the 4th, also known as Star Wars Day.

For more Star Wars news, check out this story about how Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland is creating a female-centered Star Wars series—featuring martial arts elements!–for Disney+.

Featured image: Pedroa Pascal is ‘The Mandalorian.’ Courtesy Walt Disney Studios/Disney+

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