The Mandalorian's new trailer gives bounty hunters their due

Bounty hunters have never had it easy in the Star Wars universe. While not really taking sides in the grand battle of light and darkness, the only two named bounty hunters met gruesome ends in the films. As this new trailer for Disney's first live-action show says, it's a difficult profession. And since everyone loves a good underdog story, that's exactly what The Mandalorian is expected to deliver, with loads of gunfights, space fights, and new creatures to boot.

The first trailer for the new Star Wars show set the tone and setting for The Mandalorian. This second digs just a bit deeper into the characters without giving away too much, of course. There's the titular Mandalorian, played by Game of Thrones' Pedro Pascal. He will be joined by Deadpool's Gina Carano as the somewhat anti-social Kara Dune, and Rocky's Carl Weathers as Greef Carga, leader of a guild of bounty hunters. Yes, bounty hunters have their own organization, too.

Trailer 2 reveals more of the location set in the outer reaches of the galaxy. While it would suggest that it's out of the reach of the struggles in the main trilogy of trilogies, the "graveyard" of Stormtrooper helmets suggests otherwise. The show takes place in between Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and Episode VII: The Force Awakens and could give a glimpse of the ramifications of the Empire's fall in far-flung sectors of the galaxy.

Of course, there's plenty of room for breath-taking vistas, ships, and creatures that have never been seen before in the main films. How Disney will keep the story captivating beyond the initial mystery of its connection to the franchise will definitely be interesting to unfold.

More than its first show outside the "main" plot and characters of the films, The Mandalorian is also an ambitious production for Disney and Lucasfilms. It is the first outside of the movies to be done in live-action while other series were all animated, either in 2D or 3D. The Mandalorian will be one of Disney+'s launch titles on November 12, with the second episode airing just days after. Subsequent episodes will then be released weekly.