Star Wars: The Mandalorian season 2 has cast Katee Sackhoff as Mandalorian leader Bo-Katan Kryze, AllforSciFi reports. Sackhoff currently provides the voice for the animated version of Bo-Katan in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rebels. According to sources, Sackhoff and Lucasfilm are being quiet on the matter, but AllForSciFi.Com outlet has confirmed with multiple sources that the actress filmed her role as Bo-Katan back in February. So far, there’s no details about how Bo-Katan fits into The Mandalorian‘s continuing story, but her presence has Clone War and Rebel fans excited about the storyline to come!
The inclusion of Bo-Katan is an especially important sign of what kind of story The Mandalorian season 2 could be heading into. We only know Mandalore was purged of its native warrior peoples so that the Empire could establish a base and training center in the Outer Rim territory. How, exactly, that event happened, we still don’t know. The Mandalorian season 2 could be how we finally find out.
Star Wars Rebels ended with Mandalorian rebel Sabine Wren giving the iconic Darksaber to Bo-Katan Kryze, solidifying Katan’s leadership of Mandalore. The Mandalorian season 1 subsequently ended with Moff Giedon (Giancarlo Esposito) with the Darksaber in the early era of the Sequel Trilogy, which could be a sign of an ominous fate for Bo-Katan. The casting of Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian season 2 also hints that these threads left over from The Clone Wars and Rebels are being revisited in live-action through The Mandalorian series. If that wasn’t enough, Boba Fett will be back in the mix as reported by Hollywood Reporter and also confirmed by AllForSciFi.Com.
We can’t be more excited at how this is all turning out and come October when Season 2 of The Mandalorian begins, maybe we will have all the answers and rumors promised!