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‘The Mandalorian’ to feature Katee Sackhoff’s ‘Star Wars: Clone Wars’, ‘Rebels’ character

/ 07:28 PM May 14, 2020
Katee Sackhoff

Actress Katee Sackhoff. Image: AFP/Lisa O’Connor via AFP Relaxnews

Both SlashFilm and Deadline expect to see Katee Sackhoff in “The Mandalorian” season two as Mandalorian warrior Bo-Katan Kryze.

Sackhoff voiced the Mandalorian resistance member for several episodes of season four and five of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”, returning for the second half of its seventh and final run-out earlier in 2020; foreshadowing that comeback was a two-part arc in season four of “Star Wars: Rebels”.

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Now the animated character is moving into live-action, with SlashFilm first citing “multiple sources” and Deadline separately confirming the role.

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Her backstory connects with that of “The Mandalorian” as both have been involved with a legendary black-bladed lightsaber called the Darksaber.

The weapon cropped up in the final episode of “The Mandalorian” season one and is likely to become instrumental as season two plays out.

Kryze, however, is not the only character crossing over from the animated shows to “The Mandalorian”.

Rosario Dawson is to play Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker’s apprentice in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” and “Star Wars: Rebels”.

The casting news came after Ashley Eckstein voiced Tano in not only “The Clone Wars” and “Rebels”, but also feature film “Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker”, third animated series “Star Wars: Forces of Destiny” and several video game adaptations.

That second season of “The Mandalorian” is scheduled for release through Disney+ beginning in October 2020.

Sackhoff broke through to mainstream recognition with a five-year stint playing Starbuck on “Battlestar Galactica”.

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Since then she has popped up in “The Flash”, “Robot Chicken”, and most recently, a return to sci-fi through “Another Life”.

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