The Mandalorian Chapter 11 introduces fans to Bo-Katan of Clan Kryze but just who is she and who is the actress playing her?
Since The Mandalorian arrived on our screens in 2019, the series has focused solely on a lone bounty hunter, Mando, and the adorable Child.
As season 2 continues, however, we are starting to learn more about the wider galaxy which Mando and the Child inhabit.
Chapter 9 teased the return of Boba Fett while Chapter 11 has finally reunited Mando with more Mandalorians, led by a character some may already be familiar with, Bo-Katan of Clan Kryze.
But just who is Bo-Katan and who is the actress playing her?
The Mandalorian Chapter 11
In Chapter 11, Mando’s search for more Mandalorians takes him to the estuary moon of Trask.
Several contacts claim to know the whereabouts of Mandalorians but a crew of Quarren fishermen lure Mando into a trap in order to steal his Beskar armour.
Luckily for Mando, the Mandalorians he’s been searching for end up coming to his rescue, led by Bo-Katan of Clan Kryze.
Bo-Katan promises to give Mando the information he’s after, about the location of the Jedi, but only if he helps them in their mission to steal some weapons from an Imperial ship.
Who is Bo-Katan?
Lady Bo-Katan of Clan Kryze was first introduced to the Star Wars franchise in the Clone Wars animated series where she became a recurring character in episode arcs featuring the Mandalorians.
Bo-Katan is the sister of Mandalore’s former duchess, hence why the episode is titled The Heiress.
Bo-Katan is the heiress to Mandalore’s throne but to stake her claim, she must reclaim the Darksaber, the unusual lightsaber which we saw in the hands of Moff Gideon in the final shot of season 1.
The last time we saw Bo-Katan in the Star Wars timeline was in Star Wars Rebels which takes place before the events of A New Hope and Rogue One.
Who plays Bo-Katan?
- Bo-Katan is played by Katee Sackhoff in The Mandalorian.
Clone Wars fans will be pleased to know that Katee actually voiced Bo-Katan in the Clone Wars series and reprises her role to play her live-action self.
Aside from Star Wars, Katee Sackhoff is best known for her roles in 24, The Flash, Longmire and Battlestar Galactica where she played the role of Captain Kara ‘Starbuck’ Thrace, showing she’s no stranger to sci-fi.
The Mandalorian season 2 is available to stream now on Disney+ after premiering on October 30th, 2020.