'The Mandalorian' Season 2: Easter eggs in Season 1 may have set up Katee Sackhoff's arrival as Bo-Katan Kryze
Sci-fi legend Katee Sackhoff, who voiced the Mandalorian leader Bo-Katan Kryze in 'Clone Wars' and 'Star Wars: Rebels', had earlier expressed interest in joining 'The Mandalorian'
At this point, 'The Mandalorian' is possibly the most popular ongoing 'Star Wars' project and it looks like the show is only going to get better with its upcoming second season. It was recently announced that Rosario Dawson would be appearing in a guest role as the iconic Ahsoka Tano, star of 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars', in the new season.
While Ahsoka's arrival in live-action is something the fans have wanted for a long time, she may not be the only 'Clone Wars' character to make her way to the show. Sci-fi legend Katee Sackhoff, who voices the Mandalorian leader Bo-Katan Kryze in 'Clone Wars' and 'Star Wars: Rebels', has expressed interest in joining 'The Mandalorian' in a future season.
"I mean, who wouldn’t!" Sackhoff told DiscussingFilm when asked if she would like Bo-Katan to join the live-action series. "I grew up watching Star Wars. I grew up obsessed with Star Wars. Part of what I loved about playing Starbuck [in Battlestar Galactica] was that she reminded me of Han. I absolutely love that world and it’s part of the reason why I took The Clone Wars and wanted to play Bo to begin with. That being said, of course, there are people that are going to jump to conclusions that Bo is going to be in The Mandalorian because on paper, it does make sense. But you know, we’ll just have to wait and see and cross all my fingers and toes. You never know."
She added, "Hopefully it goes for five seasons and every year I get another opportunity to do that potentially!"
With plenty of sci-fi works under her belt, Sackhoff would be bringing a lot of skill to the table and her character is a fan-favorite. But best of all, Bo-Katan's arrival on 'The Mandalorian' may already have been teased in Season 1.
In one of the flashback sequences to the childhood of the show's hero Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), we see him being rescued from Imperial forces by a group of Mandalorians who wear the unmistakable symbol of Death Watch, a Mandalorian faction that Bo-Katan was a member of. There's a lot of Mandalorian politics and history involved there but the important thing is that Din was probably rescued by people working with Bo-Katan.
'The Mandalorian' Season 1 finale also revealed that the villainous Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) now wields the Darksaber, a legendary weapon that was last seen in Bo-Katan's possession. It is bound to be a major plot point in Season 2 so it's probably inevitable that Bo-Katan would be mentioned at least by name, even if she doesn't make a full appearance.
All episodes of 'The Mandalorian' Season 1 are currently available for streaming on the Disney+ streaming service. Season 2 of the show is scheduled to arrive in the Fall of 2020, though it remains to be seen whether the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may delay the season's release.