Taking on the Star Wars universe

The Mandalorian uses video-game and virtual-reality technology to help the cast immerse themselves in the world the story takes place in

The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal as the title character, a bounty hunter.
The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal as the title character, a bounty hunter.PHOTO: DISNEY+

When the billion-dollar Star Wars franchise decides to spin off its first-ever live action television series, it is bound to be major Hollywood news.

And so it is almost a rhetorical question when the cast and directors of The Mandalorian, which is streaming on the Disney+ service in Singapore, are asked when they first knew the now-popular series was a big deal.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 24, 2021, with the headline 'Taking on the Star Wars universe'. Subscribe