Katee Sackhoff Knows How The Mandalorian Will End
Katee Sackhoff says she knows how many seasons of The Mandalorian are planned.
Katee Sackhoff has confirmed that she has the inside scoop on when we can expect Disney+‘s flagship series The Mandalorian to come to an end. In a video Variety posted to its Twitter feed over the weekend, Sackhoff reluctantly fields questions about the end of the series. Asked directly about whether or not she’s been told about when the show will conclude, Sackhoff said, “You know, I have been told, but we’ll just have to wait and see if that happens.”
That isn’t all Katee Sackhoff had to say either. Teasing that she may also be in the know about Star Wars projects that have yet to be announced, Sackhoff said, “The good thing with Dave [Filoni] and Jon [Favreau] is that they’re constantly expanding this world, and I don’t think that Star Wars fans will be lacking for content any time soon.” It’s a particularly interesting comment coming from her, considering in January–in a since deleted tweet–The Book of Boba Fett star Ming-Na Wen congratulated Sackhoff on her solo Bo-Katan series, which has otherwise gone unconfirmed.
The very fact that Favreau and/or Filoni have been open with Katee Sackhoff about the ending of The Mandalorian suggests her character will prove to be much more integral in the series going forward. Considering the premium put on secrecy at Disney-owned studios–particularly in terms of Marvel and Star Wars projects–it seems likely Sackhoff wouldn’t have been given such info unless she needed to know. While her first appearance in Season 2 was a fan-favorite moment, she’s only appeared once more since then; in the monumental Season 2 finale that saw the return of Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker.
The ending of The Mandalorian Season 2, of course, set up Katee Sackhoff’s character to become much more important to the ongoing story. During the mission to save Grogu, Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) defeats Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) and takes the legendary Darksaber from him, not knowing that wielding it gives him the right to rule Mandalore; a position sought by Bo-Katan. Uninterested in such power, Djarin tries to give the weapon to Bo-Katan, but according to tradition it can only change hands if it’s won by combat.
Not to mention that the seemingly dead planet of Mandalore seems to be drawing closer to the center of the show’s plot in more ways than one. In The Book of Boba Fett, the enigmatic Armorer (Emily Swallow) tasks Din Djarin with bathing himself in the waters beneath the surface of Mandalore in order to redeem himself for removing his helmet. So after two seasons of a show named after its people, we may finally visit Mandalore itself in Season 3.
It could very well be that in the upcoming The Mandalorian Season 3, Katee Sackhoff’s character will go from being a reluctant ally to Din Djarin to an enemy. Along with her thirst for the Darksaber, Bo-Katan has already expressed her distaste for what she calls Djarin’s Mandalorian “cult.” In the recently released teaser for the third season, she accuses them of fracturing her people. It’s clear they’re not going to be best buddies any time soon.