In terms of early successes, Disney+ biggest is The Mandalorian, a show in the Star Wars Universe that follows a bounty hunter and the strange trials he goes through. Now, we’ve learned about two new familiar faces he’ll see along the way in Season 2: Boba Fett and Bo-Katan.
If you’ve never heard of Boba Fett (and I would be genuinely surprised if you hadn’t), he’s a Mandalorian bounty hunter who appears in the original trilogy of Star Wars movies as antagonist. We find out in subsequent movies, TV shows, and books that he is a clone of his “father” Jango Fett and that he is one of the most formidable foes in the galaxy. Even though he died a lame death via pit-monster. He will be played on the show by Temuera Morrison.
If you’re not familiar with the character, Bo-Katan is a Mandalorian who fought to save the planet Mandalore from the Empire and wields the darksaber. Yes, that is basically a lightsaber but it is a blade of pure darkness (and frankly, it’s pretty badass) Katee Sackhoff, who was the voice of Bo-Katan in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, will play the character. And if you think her name sounds familiar, that’s because she’s also been on another massive sci-fi franchise, Battlestar Galactica.
There are still rumors abound that Rosario Dawson (who has been hired for the season but in a yet unnamed role) will play Ahsoka Tano. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but Bo-Katan’s inclusion might be a hint that this rumor is true after all.
The Mandalorian Season 2 is set to premiere on Disney+ sometime in October 2020.