'The Mandalorian' Season 2: Meet Katee Sackhoff, Timothy Olyphant and rest of the cast of the Disney+ show
The second season of 'The Mandalorian' features a star-studded cast of celebrities who are fleshing out the 'Star Wars' universe. While Season 1 had a number of fun appearances and cameos, fans are doubly excited for Season 2's cast, as some characters are reprising old roles, and some others are bringing fan-favorite characters to a live-action adaptation for the very first time. While the series features the return of its main cast - Pedro Pascal as the Mandalorian, Carl Weathers as Greef Carga, and Gina Carano as Cara Dune - we're taking a look at the incoming cast, and the characters they will be bringing to life.
Katee Sackhoff will be playing Bo-Katan Kryze, a Mandalorian leader featured heavily in 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars', and one of the last known wielders of the Darksaber which she used to unite the tribes of Mandalore under her leadership. Sackhoff notably voiced the character on 'The Clone Wars' as well as 'Rebels', and she's stepping into the role in an all new way for 'The Mandalorian'. Katee Sackhoff is no stranger to science fiction set in space, having portrayed Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace for years on 'Battlestar Galactica'. She's also appeared as a villain on 'The Flash' as Amunet Black.
Timothy Olyphant will be bringing a character from the 'Star Wars: Aftermath' novels to life - Cobb Vanth, the Sheriff of Freetown, Tatooine, who wears the familiar Mandalorian armor of Boba Fett. Olyphant is best known for his roles on 'Fargo', 'Justified', 'Damages' and 'Santa Clarita Diet'.
The biggest news announcement for 'The Mandalorian' Season 2 has been the inclusion of fan favorite character Ahsoka Tano, the protagonist of the long-running 'The Clone Wars' series. The character was voiced by Ashley Eckstein, but the live-action version of her will be portrayed by Rosario Dawson. Dawson is a prolific actor both on screen and behind the microphone, having voiced characters such as Wonder Woman in various DCAU films, Rezzoch on 'The Last Kids on Earth' and Batgril on 'The Lego Batman' movie. She is also known for her life-action role as Claire Temple in the various Marvel Netflix series.
Temuera Morrison both is and isn't reprising his role as Jango Fett from 'Star Wars: Attack of the Clones'. He will be playing the cloned son of Jango, the bounty hunter Boba Fett, a bounty hunter from the original 'Star Wars' trilogy who became a hit with the fans despite his minor role within the film series. Aside from playing Jango Fett - and all of the various clone army members who were cloned from Jango Fett - Temuerra Morrison is known for his roles on 'Once We Were Warriors', 'Aquaman' and 'The Barefoot Bandits'.
'The Mandalorian' Season 2 releases on Disney+ on Friday, October 30.