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Filming for the first live action “Star Wars” TV series has begun. The show is titled “The Mandalorian,” and will be about a new “warrior” who is just like the bounty hunter Boba Fett. A first look picture of the protagonist has now been released online by the show creator Jon Favreau.

Close on the heels of revealing the title and the plot of the new “Star Wars” TV series, Favreau has teased the picture of the protagonist [see below]. The warrior is a Mandalorian, and according to the synopsis he will be working far from the reach of the New Republic.

The Mandalorian has a familiar helmet. His brown armour is worn out, and is full of blaster damage. The protagonist will use a blaster pistol, and his primary weapon appears to be a rifle.

The picture appears to tease the protagonist in a desert planet. Will the TV series take the fans back to Jakku or Tatooine? Given the way the movies and the animation series from the franchise have been introducing new worlds, it is safe to assume that the fans will get to see another desert planet in the upcoming live action series.

The Mandalorian will be working away from the influence of the New Republic, which means that the TV series may focus heavily on the criminal underworld of the galaxy. The Hutt cartel has been missing from the movies, and the show will be a good place to look at what is happening with them.

The plot is set after the events of “Return of the Jedi” and before the rise of the First Order. It remains to be seen if the show will tie into the movies in some way, and have an impact on the final movie in the new trilogy. The producers are yet to announce a release date for the new show.

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