As previously mentioned, there are things which suggest that The Mandalorian may be a Chuck Wendig creation. From That HashTag Show:
You could describe Vanth as a frontier lawman, one who just happens to don Mandalorian armor. Cobb Vanth tries to bring law and order to Freetown, a town found on the sandy, Outer Rim planet of Tatooine.
Here’s a tidbit from the latest Entertainment Weekly article:
“And unlike Boba, he’s operating in a much more unforgiving landscape where survival is difficult enough, let alone flourishing,” Favreau says. Plus, as star Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) puts it, the Mandalorian would prefer to do the right thing, “but his duties could very much be in conflict with that — and doing the right thing has many faces.”
Those are some vague similarities.
But the article gets worse.
The Entertainment Weekly article also has an embedded video with the stars of the show prattling on about this and that. At one point Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito who plays Moff Gideon took some time for a brief political lecture:
It’s possible he’s an antagonist. He was someone who was very high up in the Empire, years ago, very high up officer. He’s kind of an Imperial remnant of that time, after the Empire fell. We have all of these marshalls who are given different areas to be the top cop. But I know my character, Moff Gideon, has other ideas. And he could be a savior, because, in a world that is lawless, with leaders who exhibit a kind of a faulty power because they still have ideas that they want to aggrandize themselves, we’re in that world right now and, and that’s why this show is so very particular at this time in our history. Yes, it’s entertainment. But yes, it’s also enlightening in the way that we are all struggling with that moral boundary. Do we accept, do we not accept?
It may not be as nuts as Pedro Pascal’s rants, but I still won’t be accepting this show.
Incidentally, Giancarlo may want to connect with Chris Weitz, writer of Rogue One, who claimed that the Empire was a white supremacist organization. He may have some concerns.