Premiering next month, season 3 of “The Mandalorian” promises to take us to Mandalore and beyond. The show will pick up where “The Book of Boba Fett” left us with Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Grogu’s reunion. The titular Mandalorian is now the true owner of the legendary Darksaber, and he is sure to find himself at odds with Bo-Katan, who seeks the Darksaber for her own personal mission. This season is shrouded in secrecy, but we can bet that the series will continue to delve deeper into the depths of “Star Wars” lore that was previously only touched in both of the animated shows.
When Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni initially revealed to her the direction Bo-Katan’s character would be headed in season 3, Sackhoff was both surprised and elated. “[I was] texting Jon and Dave, ‘Are you serious?’ This is an epic season — it’s so big and so bold and so different,” Sackhoff told Empire. “We know the family that she was born into; now what’s the family that she’s going to choose? What does that look like?
For Sackhoff, it’s an honor that the show’s creators harbor genuine admiration towards all the time she’s invested into creating Bo-Katan into a full-bodied character, and that they would take the time to consult her as a creative equal. “It respects the craft and the years that I have put in,” said Sackhoff. “I really do know her — her pain is my pain. When she experiences something, I really feel it.”