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Second ‘Star Wars: The Mandalorian’ Season Adds Michael Biehn; Bill Burr Returns

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The cast continues to intrigue.

The first season of The Mandalorian ticked a lot of boxes for me in what I wanted out of a serialized show so I’m definitely excited by the second season. And that was before the tease of a potential Ahsoka appearance surfaced recently. On the more official site, Deadline has confirmed that the second season is bringing back Bill Burr to play his mercenary character of Mayfield once again, which will be a delight to see what he’s like after his first encounter with the Mandalorian.

But we’re also getting Michael Biehn joining the production in what looks to be a bounty hunter role from the Mandalorian’s past. Could be play Valance? Regardless, Biehn is the kind of actor that I always thought would have had a much bigger career after his work in films like The Terminator and Aliens among others, but he always nailed strong supporting roles in a lot of popular films and had a charisma that worked for me.

Lucasfilm previously revealed that the cast in that it would include Pedro Pascal along with Gina Carano and Nick Nolte. We also got an expanded list of who is involved with Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods) and Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man).

Jon Favreau is writing it and working as an executive producer on the series. Dave Filoni of the animated side will be directing the first episode while other directors include Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, Deborah Chow, and Rick Famuyiwa. Greg Fraser from Star Wars: Rogue One is on board as the cinematographer.

Plot Concept: After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

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