Are there any familiar Star Wars faces?
There are familiar faces, but no recognizable Star Wars characters from the previous canon as of yet. Gina Carono is playing Cara Dune, a former "shock trooper" for the Rebellion that has now fallen in with the Mandalorian. Carl Weathers is playing Greef Carga, who heads up some sort of Bounty Hunters Guild and has a job for our mysterious lead. That job will make him cross paths with Giancarlo Esposito's character, named Moff Gideon, who's one of the aforementioned war lords. Werner Herzog is playing a crime boss who appears to have an Imperial background. Nick Nolte is voicing a character that uses both practical effects and CGI to bring to life. But if there’s an appearance by an Uncle Owen corpse or a four-year-old Ben Solo, we’re still in the dark.
Isn’t that IG-88?
IG-88, the famous robot bounty hunter from that one scene in Empire Strikes Back, is not the robot bounty hunter we see the Mandalorian team up with in the trailer. That's IG-11 who will be voiced by Taika Watiti ( he's also directing one of the episodes).
What’s it about?
The Mandalorian remains shrouded in secrecy, so we won’t know plot details for sure until the November 12 premiere. Still, some clips have been shown to press, and the interview junket for The Mandalorian has occurred, so what do we know? The series is being billed as a "Western" or more like “Mad Max in space.” We know that Greef Carga (Weathers) has a job for the Mandolorian, and by the end of the first episode, we’ll have a better idea of what that is.
Sound vague? Like everything in Star Wars marketing, it’s just vague enough to get you to take the ticket plunge. Or, in this case, fork over the subscription fee.