• Pete Fletzer

EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Mandible Series in the Works for Disney+

With the wild success of The Mandalorian and the pandemic-depressed feature film business in shambles, Disney+ and Lucasfilm have found a clear path to success: the spin-off series. While there has been confirmation of an Ewan McGregor led Obi-Wan Kenobi limited run and production set to begin on a Cassian Andor show, positive fan response to content on the streaming service that features familiar Star Wars characters seems to be catching on. Earlier this week, The DisInsider and Deadline published reports of a Boba Fett series just days after Temuera Morrison appeared at the end of the Season 2 premiere of The Mandalorian.

Today, our sources tell us in an exclusive tip that Lucasfilm has begun work on a series featuring a character introduced in the latest episode of The Mandalorian: Dr. Mandible. The praying mantis-like alien was seen playing sabacc in a familiar cantina booth on Tatooine with Pelli Motto (Amy Sedaris) and helped the Mando on his quest. While having less than 60 seconds of screen time, our source tells us that the character was purposely inserted into this episode by Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau to set up the show set to begin production in March 2021.

Dr. Mandible is rumored to be played by Joonas Suotamo who is best known for his portrayal of Chewbacca since 2015's The Force Awakens. The character will be voiced by Dee Bradley Baker. Neither actor could be reached for comment. While very little is known about the story, our source believes the show will follow the adventures of Dr. Mandible as a local Tatooine veterinarian with a gambling obsession. He will attend to the needs of a different local species week to week in a sort of animal version of House, MD in a galaxy far, far away.

Thank you to "Mick Dairy" for the tip.

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