The 'Star Wars' universe is expanding...

A new cast member joins the upcoming 'Star Wars' TV series. Fans of 'Deadpool' are bound to recognise her.

Gina Carano played Angel Dust in the movie starring Merc with the Mouth. The former MMA also appeared in 'Fast and Furious 6' and 'Haywire.'

Carano's role in 'The Mandalorian' remains a mystery.

Gina Carano in 'Deadpool' Gina Carano in 'Deadpool'

 

As previously reported, Pedro Pascal plays the lead in the series. Pascal became renowned following his roles in 'Game of Thrones' and 'Narcos: Mexico', which hits Netflix this Friday.

Jon Favreau wrote and produced 'The Mandalorian' ('Iron Man', 'Elf', 'The Jungle Book').

He shared a plot synopsis for the film on Instagram last month.

It reads: “After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe.

“The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.…”

Favreau is executive producing along with Kathleen Kennedy, Colin Wilson and Dave Filoni. Filoni also directs episodes, as do Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa and Deborah Chow.

The series debuts on Disney’s streaming service Disney+, which bows out next year.