Jim O’Heir played goofy-yet-lovable Jerry, Gary, Larry, on NBC’s hit series Parks and Recreation. Now it appears the comedic actor has been cast on another hit show, this one for Disney+.
O’Heir was recently a guest on Parks and Recollection, a podcast hosted by Rob Lowe and Alan Yang, that reminisces about specific episodes of Parks and Recreation. When asked what he is working on O’Heir played coy, “Oh shoot. I don’t know if I’m allowed to say where I am. I can say a State. I’m in a state, New Mexico, I don’t know.” before host Lowe chimed in and said, “I will say, Jim, I know what you’re working on, and it rhymes with the latest installment of Bar Wars.”
Season three of The Mandalorian is currently filming in New Mexico until the end of March when it is expected to wrap just before filming begins on Ahsoka at the beginning of April. Details on who Jim O’Heir is playing is being kept under wraps.
By late April 2020, The Mandalorian creator and showrunner Jon Favreau had been writing the third season for “a while” and further development on the season was beginning. That September, co-star Giancarlo Esposito said the second season would “start to lay the groundwork for the depth and breadth that’s going to come in season 3 and season 4, where you’re really gonna start to get answers.” After the second-season finale announced The Book of Boba Fett for December 2021, commentators speculated that the third season would be shifting focus from Din Djarin to Boba Fett. Favreau soon clarified that The Book of Boba Fett was a separate spin-off series that was already in production in December 2020, with the third season of The Mandalorian again focusing on Djarin. He added that the third season was in pre-production, and filming would begin in 2021. Co-star Carl Weathers will direct again in the season.
Filming for the season began by October 13, 2021, filming under the working title Buccaneer. Details on the third season are being kept under wraps. However, we do know production has been moving forward on the series without star Pedro Pascal as he is currently shooting the HBO Max series The Last of Us, based on the popular video game franchise. Pascal is expected to do voice work and possibly return to the set for the character once The Last of Us concludes production. The series is expected to return to Disney+ late 2022/early 2023.