Throughout the The Mandalorian: Season 1 the series continued to add new characters to the Star Wars universe. The regular cast included our Mandalorian hero (revealed to be named Din Djarin in the Season 1 finale), Gina Carano’s Cara Dune, and Internet darling Baby Yoda, but Season 1 was also full of celebrity cameos like episode 6’s Bill Burr, Clancy Brown, Natalia Tena, Matt Lanter, and Richard Ayoade, and episode 8’s Adam Pally and Jason Sudeikis.
With Season 2 fast approaching, scheduled to start streaming October 30 on Disney+, we’ve got a cool list of new stars joining the fray — from live-action versions of fan-favorite Star Wars animated characters played by Rosario Dawson and Katee Sackhoff to original Jango Fett himself, Temuera Morrison!
Previously, we put together a breakdown of all the major cast members and notable cameos in The Mandalorian: Season 1. We’ve now updated it with all the new characters announced for Season 2. Check out the slideshow below or scroll down for more.
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Pedro Pascal as The Mandalorian (aka Din Djarin)
Pedro Pascal stars in The Mandalorian. The actor previously spilled that the mysterious Mandalorian’s real name is Din Djarin, which was confirmed in episode 8. He’s a lone gunfighter making his way in a lawless corner of the galaxy five years after the events of Return of the Jedi. This Mandalorian anti-hero has a look inspired by Boba Fett’s original appearance in the Star Wars Holiday Special.
According to Pascal, The Mandalorian is more of an anti-hero than an outright villain like Boba Fett. “Ultimately he wants to do the right thing,” Pascal told Entertainment Weekly. “But his duties could very much be in conflict with his destiny and doing the right thing has many faces. It can be a very windy road.”
Horatio Sanz as Mythrol
Comedian Horatio Sanz (SNL) plays an alien character named Mythrol. Mythrol is the Mandalorian’s very first bounty target in the series, and his nosy personality gets him a one-way trip into a carbon freezer.
Carl Weathers as Greef Karga
Carl Weathers (Predator) plays Greef Karga, the grizzled leader of a bounty-hunting guild who has a long-standing relationship with the Mandalorian. It’s Karga who arranges the mission that forms the backbone of Season 1’s plot, but he eventually finds himself at odds with his favorite contractor once Mando is forced to choose between his job and his moral code.
Werner Herzog as “The Client”
Werner Herzog plays “The Client.” Herzog is easily the most intriguing cast member, as he’s generally more known for his directing work than acting. Here he plays an intimidating Imperial warlord with a regiment of Stormtrooper bodyguards who hires the Mandalorian and sets the events of Season 1 in motion.
A team of puppeteers are tasked with bringing this adorable character to life. While officially known as The Child, the Internet has quickly adopted the nickname “Baby Yoda.” Despite its infantile appearance and personality, The Child is actually 50 years old. It’s a member of the same species as Jedi Masters Yoda and Yaddle and seems to share their affinity for the Force. The Mandalorian is hired to track down and retrieve The Child in the first episode, but he finds himself torn between a desire for a big reward and his firm Mandalorian code of ethics.
Brian Posehn as the Speeder Pilot
Comedian Brian Posehn appears in the first episode of The Mandalorian as a speeder pilot who transports Mando back to the Razor Crest on a clunky speeder because of Mando’s aversion to droid drivers.
Omid Abtahi as Doctor Pershing
Omid Abtahi (Damien) plays Doctor Pershing, who works with Werner Herzog’s unnamed warlord. He is very anxious to get his hands on the Mandalorian’s latest prize. Pershing’s uniform suggests he may be connected to the cloners of Kamino, which hints at his intentions for “The Child.”
Emily Swallow as the Armorer
Emily Swallow (Supernatural) plays the Armorer, who forges new pieces of Beskar armor for Mando and seems to exert control over the other members of their underground Mandalorian community.
Nick Nolte as Kuiil
Nick Nolte (Tropic Thunder) provides the voice of Kuiil, an Ugnaught character who roams the solitary dunes of his remote world and seemingly has great reverence for the Mandalorian warriors of old.
Taika Waititi as IG-11
Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) voices the assassin droid named IG-11. IG-11 was the Mandalorian’s short-term partner in the first episode. Initially, fans assumed Waititi was playing IG-88, one of the bounty hunters hired by Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back. IG-11 looks nearly identical.
Jon Favreau as Paz Vizla
The Mandalorian showrunner Jon Favreau also has a guest role in the series as the voice of Mandalorian warrior Paz Vizla. Paz is initially hostile toward Pascal’s character, but comes to respect him as a true Mandalorian. Favreau also voiced a character named Pre Vizla in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and we wouldn’t be surprised if Paz is his descendant.
Gina Carano as Cara Dune
Gina Carano (Fast & Furious 6) plays Cara Dune. Dune is a former Rebel shock trooper struggling to return to civilian life after the end of the Galactic Civil War. She butts heads with Mando on the remote world or Sorgan but later joins him in defending a peaceful village from raiding bandits.
Julia Jones as Omera
Julia Jones (Westworld) plays Omera, a woman who develops a close bond with the Mandalorian during his time on Sorgan.
Amy Sedaris as Peli Motto
Amy Sedaris (Trainwreck) plays Peli Motto, a cranky ship mechanic on Tatooine. Peli is faced with the unenviable task of repairing Mando’s ship after a deadly dogfight, only to discover the tight-lipped bounty hunter is hiding a precious cargo.
Jake Cannavale as Toro Calican
Jake Cannavale (Nurse Jackie) plays an ambitious but untested young bounty hunter named Toro Calican. Toro enlists Mando’s help in carrying out his first major job, but he’s not above betraying his new partner to get ahead.
Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand
Ming-Na Wen (Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD) plays an assassin named Fennec Shand. The Mandalorian encounters Shand midway through Season 1 when he and Toro Calican are hired to capture her. That proves easier said than done.
Mark Boone Junior as Ranzar “Ran” Malk
Mark Boone Junior (seen here in Sons of Anarchy) plays Ranzar Malk, a bounty hunting middleman who has a history with Mando and hires him to join a team tasked with freeing a prisoner from a New Republic ship.
Bill Burr as Mayfeld
Comedian Bill Burr plays Mayfeld, one of the members of Ran’s team. Mayfeld is a former Imperial sharpshooter, though he makes it clear he wasn’t a Stormtrooper (and thus has better aim).
Richard Ayoade as Q9-0
Richard Ayodade (The IT Crowd) is the voice of Q9-0, aka “Zero,” an eccentric droid who serves as part of Ran’s crew.
Clancy Brown as Burg
Clancy Brown (Highlander) plays Burg, a Devaronian who serves on Ran’s crew. His impressive strength and mean temper make him both a valuable asset and a dangerous companion.
Natalia Tena as Xi’an
Natalia Tena (Game of Thrones) plays a Twi’lek bounty hunter named Xi’an. She seems to have a romantic history with Mando and is deadly proficient with knives.
Ismael Cruz Cordova as Qin
Ismael Cruz Cordova plays Qin, a Twi’lek bounty hunter, brother to Xi’an and the person Ran’s team is sent to free from New Republic custody. He also has a history with Mando.
Matt Lanter as Davan
Matt Lanter, who voices Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, has a cameo in Episode 6 as Davan, a New Republic soldier tasked with guarding the prison ship Mando and his team are trying to break into.
Dave Filoni as Trapper Wolf
Dave Filoni is one of three Mandalorian directors who have cameos in Episode 6 as New Republic X-wing pilots.
Rick Famuyiwa as Jib Dodger
Rick Famuyiwa (director of episode 6) is one of three The Mandalorian helmers who have cameos in the episode as New Republic X-wing pilots.
Deborah Chow as Sash Ketter
Deborah Chow is one of three The Mandalorian directors who have cameos in Episode 6 as New Republic X-wing pilots.
Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon
Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad) plays Moff Gideon. This Imperial warlord seems to be clinging to power even after the collapse of the Empire, and is accompanied by his own team of Deathtrooper bodyguards. We haven’t met him yet, but with only two episodes left in The Mandalorian Season 1, it’s only a matter of time.
“Moff Gideon is very, very intelligent and very knowledgeable,” Esposito told us at D23. “He’s very particular about his operation and what he does. He’s certainly rising — he was an Imperial soldier before the Empire fell. He uses all of what he’s learned and has … risen from the ranks because he has some sense of order. But yet, he can be cruel, and he will not withstand fools. And he’s a traveler. He gets around and knows everything, and no one knows why.”
Adam Pally and Jason Sudeikis as Bike Scout Trooper #1 and #2
Happy Endings star Adam Pally and Saturday Night Live’s Jason Sudeikis cameoed in episode 8 of The Mandalorian as a couple of stormtroopers on speeder bikes (one of whom was way too rough with Baby Yoda and totally deserved to get shot by IG-11). The two shared a brief but memorable scene in the episode’s opening minutes, squabbling over Baby Yoda and seemingly offering an explanation for why stormtroopers are such terrible shots – because their blasters are cheap and shoddily made.
Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano
The Daredevil-verse’s Rosario Dawson will play the first-ever live-action version of Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker’s fan-favorite apprentice from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. There are rumors too that Ashoka’s appearance in Season 2 could work as a backdoor pilot for an Ahsoka standalone series.
Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan Kryze
BSG-alum Katee Sackhoff, who voices Mandalorian warrior Bo-Katan Kryze on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, will be playing the live-action version of her character in Season 2.
Timothy Olyphant as ????
Fresh off starring in Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Justified’s Timothy Olyphant will be a part of Season 2 in an unknown role. All that’s been revealed about the part so far is that his character will don Boba Fett’s Mandalorian armor (which fans thought they heard the “spurs” sound for back in Season 1).
Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett
Yes, the actor who played Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones, and would then replace the original actor who voiced Boba Fett for the 2004 DVD re-releases of the original trilogy, is back in the role of Boba! Not to be confused, of course, with Timothy Olyphant’s character who is reported to wear Boba’s gear.
Michael Biehn as a Bounty Hunter
Terminator and Aliens star Michael Biehn will play a bounty hunter in Season 2. All other details regarding the role are unknown.
Sasha Banks as ?????
This one is still just a rumor at the moment, but back in February several sources within the wrestling industry said that multi-time WWE women’s champ Sasha Banks had a role in Season 2. Then, last month, Banks and Mandalorian star Gina Carano teased each other bit on Twitter, reigniting the rumor.
For more on The Mandalorian, check out our guide to Season 1’s weird release schedule, savor a gallery of adorable Baby Yoda images and learn more about the surprise cameo at the end of Episode 5.