Battlestar Galactica star Katee Sackhoff made an appearance as Bo-Katan Kryze in the latest episode of Star Wars series The Mandalorian. The bounty hunter is expected to return at some point for the Disney Plus series, and there are also rumours of a spin-off featuring Katan and Mando’s other ally, Cara Dune.
Katee Sackhoff has addressed the latest speculation about yet another spin-off to the popular Star Wars series, The Mandalorian.
The second season returned with its third episode last week, which featured Sackhoff as Clone Wars favourite Bo-Katan Kryze, making her live action debut.
As ‘Mando’ (played by Pedro Pascal) continues the search for more of his kind, Bo-Katan makes a daring rescue alongside Koska Reeves (Mercedes Varnado, aka wrestler ‘Sasha Banks’) and Axe Woves (Simon Kassianides).
Their appearance marked the show’s first direct crossover with Star Wars’ popular animated properties following the introduction of the Darksaber and the exciting return of Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison).
Moreover, the trio’s introduction has spurred more rumours of a slew of potential spin-offs in the ever-growing Star Wars universe.
Disney is speculated to be lining up a spin-off based on cult favourite Boba Fett after the supporting adversary seemingly died in Return of the Jedi.
It has also been confirmed Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as Obi Wan Kenobi from the Star Wars prequels for another live-action series on Disney Plus.
With the Star Wars brand continuing to expand, it’s no wonder the appearances of major characters from the franchises’ animated branch have fans buzzing.
Summarising Bo-Katan’s place in the galaxy, Sackhoff explained: “She’s a warrior and she has struggled tremendously with being a leader.
“For her, I think there is a struggle and a story about who she becomes in peace, if that were to ever be accomplished and what kind of ruler she would be.
“She’s never really, that we’ve seen, gotten that opportunity, and whether or not she’s ready for that.”
In the animated series, Bo-Katan was poised as the potential ruler of the planet Mandalore, but refused to bow to the regime of the evil Emperor Palpatine.