The Mandalorian is continuing to add familiar characters to its highly-anticipated second season, and now according to a new report, a fan-favorite The Clone Wars and Rebels character will make an appearance.
According to SlashFilm, they have learned from their sources that Battlestar Galactica star, Katee Sackhoff has joined the series and will play Bo-Katan, the same character she voiced in The Clone Wars. Sackhoff reportedly filmed all her scenes in February before the Hollywood shutdown.
Disney and Sackhoff’s reps have yet to comment on the site’s report; however, Slashfilm was the first site to break Rosario Dawson joining as Ahsoka Tano and was tracking Terminator star Michael Biehn’s involvement as well. Both actors have since been confirmed.
Bo-Katan becomes the second character from the animated series’ The Clone Wars and Rebels to join the live-action series, with the aforementioned Ahsoka Tano. Rumors have also circulated that Sabine Wren will also make an appearance with some guessing that WWE Star Sasha Banks – who joined the cast a few months back, could play her, though that remains to be seen. With Dave Filoni’s heavy involvement on the series on the creative side, it makes sense that characters from his animated shows are intertwining with The Mandalorian.
For those unfamiliar with the character, Bo-Katan Kryze was a human female who was the leader of the Nite Owls and a lieutenant in Death Watch, a Mandalorian terrorist group, and later during the Imperial Era, became Mand’alor.
Just last week, reports surfaced that Temuera Morrison, who played Jango Fett in Episode II: Attack of the Clones, had signed on to play his son, popular bounty hunter Boba Fett.
The Mandalorian season two will see the return of Pedro Pascal as a titular bounty hunter, Gina Carano as Cara Dune, Carl Weathers as Greef Karga, Emily Swallow as the Armorer, Bill Burr as Mayfeld, Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand and Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon. The series will also include some newcomers including Rosario Dawson as Jedi Ahsoka Tano, with Michael Biehn and Sasha Banks in unknown roles. There are also rumors that Jamie Lee Curtis could have a role in the series, but has yet to be confirmed.
Directors on the series include Bryce Dallas Howard (Pete’s Dragon), Peyton Reed (Ant-Man), Robert Rodriguez (Spy Kids, Alita: Battle Angel), Carl Weathers, Dave Filoni (The Clone Wars), and Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Jungle Book). Favreau will once again showrun and executive produce alongside Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.
The Mandalorian season two is on track to premiere on Disney+ sometime in October, with Disney CEO Bob Chapek confirming that the series will not be delayed due to the shutdown. A third season has already been put into development. You can catch up or rewatch season one on the streamer now.