The Mandalorian: Katee Sackhoff to Play Bo-Katan Kryze in Season 2 | IGN

Another familiar face from Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be making the jump to live-action in the upcoming second season of The Mandalorian. Slash Film reports Katee Sackhoff will reprise the role of Mandalorian warrior Bo-Katan Kryze in Season 2.

Sackhoff voiced Bo-Katan in The Clone Wars and the followup series Star Wars Rebels, but this will be her first time playing the character in live-action. This comes on the heels of news that ex-Jedi Ahsoka Tano is also making her live-action debut in Season 2, where she’s reportedly being played by Rosario Dawson (Marvel’s Daredevil). No doubt the two characters’ stories will intertwine in The Mandalorian.

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Slash Film’s sources indicate Sackhoff already filmed her scenes in February. We previously learned production on Season 2 wrapped in March and post-production work has been carrying on remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Warning: The following paragraph contains spoilers for The Mandalorian: Season 1 and Star Wars Rebels:

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Bo-Katan’s presence in The Mandalorian is especially intriguing given the way Season 1 ended. Giancarlo Esposito’s character Moff Gideon is shown wielding the Darksaber, an ancient blade granting the wielder the honor of ruling Mandalore. Chronologically, the Darksaber was last seen in the final season of Star Wars Rebels, as Sabrine Wren passed the Darksaber onto Bo-Katan. Presumably, Season 2 will reveal how Bo-Katan lost the Darksaber to Gideon.

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Bo-Katan and Ahsoka aren’t the only two Star Wars icons appearing in Season 2. Temuera Morrison has reportedly been tapped to play iconic bounty hunter Boba Fett, having previously played Jango Fett in Episode II and voiced Boba Fett in later versions of the original trilogy movies. Michael Biehn (Terminator) has also been cast in an undisclosed role.

The Mandalorian: Season 2 is slated to debut on Disney + in October 2020. The lineup of directors for Season 2 includes Peyton Reed (Ant-Man and the Wasp) and Robert Rodriguez (Planet Terror). Meanwhile, pre-production work on Season 3 has already begun.

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For even more on The Mandalorian, find out how Ahsoka may fit into Season 2’s story and see why Mark Hamill is praising the series for going “back to basics.”

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