While she hasn’t appeared in any episodes of “The Mandalorian” before last week, Katee Sackhoff is the belle of the ball when it comes to “Star Wars” since Friday. Her character, Bo-Katan, who initially appeared in the animated series, “Clone Wars” and “Rebels,” made her live-action debut recently and now all eyes are on Sackhoff and what the future holds for her character. As for that future, Sackhoff clearly knows what’s coming, but she’s not letting those secrets out. However, she will talk about one rumored ‘Mando’ spinoff that she doesn’t know anything about.
Speaking to Deadline, Sackhoff was asked a variety of questions about Bo-Katan and the future of the character in “The Mandalorian” and beyond. And at one point, the question of spinoffs comes up, with Sackhoff being asked if she’ll appear in the rumored Cara Dune series starring Gina Carano that has been reported in various places. Not only does Sackhoff deny being part of the spinoff, she actually doesn’t know anything about the idea of Cara Dune getting her own show.
“I have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about; that’s legitimately the truth,” she said about the proposed spinoff.
This might mean reports about a Cara Dune spinoff are premature. Or it might mean that Sackhoff just really is in the dark about the new series. Either way, don’t expect Bo-Katan and Cara Dune to spinoff anytime soon.
However, when it comes to the lore of “The Mandalorian” and the people from Mandalore, Sackhoff does have answers. But she’s not spilling the beans, yet. You see, she knows how Boba Fett, Bo-Katan, and Mando all fit together but that’s something fans are going to have to wait and enjoy when it’s all revealed in the show.
“All of that is stuff I can’t talk about,” Sackhoff said. “There is stuff that I know about talking with Dave Filoni about the world, and there are things that no one is meant to know yet.”
As for the future of her character past this season and what lies ahead for Bo-Katan, Sackhoff once again plays coy, but she does explain how she got the answers out of Dave Filoni.
“From my experience with them and my experience in the industry, if you go and sit with a showrunner and ask questions, they’ll give you answers,” she explained. “It may not be specific answers, and it may not be directly what’s going to happen in the future. But if I go and sit down with Dave Filoni and we talk about the world of ‘Star Wars’ and how it relates to Bo-Katan, he’ll tell me anything I want to know. It’s just a matter of asking the right questions and then seeing how it fits in a storyline. There are no guarantees moving forward for anyone in any series. Things change and you never know. My questions are never ‘What’s my involvement in this?’ rather it’s ‘Let’s talk about Bo-Katan.’”
Judging by the reaction to last week’s episode, there are a lot of fans talking about Bo-Katan and what happens in “The Mandalorian” as the series enters the mid-way point of its second season. A new episode is set to debut on Disney+ this Friday.