Here’s the ‘Star Wars’ Bo-Katan Spin-off Katee Sackhoff Wants To See; It Goes Way, Way Back
The Mandalorian’s “Chapter 11: The Heiress” was definitely the most exciting yet. Or at least since the Season 1 finale. It had the action fans have come to love seeing Mando engage in, as well as deep cuts to previous Star Wars series. Mando finally found another Mandalorian — or three — and one of them was a major deal back in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Will fans see more of her? [Spoiler alert: Spoilers ahead for The Mandalorian Season 2, Episode 3, “The Heiress”].
Katee Sackhoff took on the live-action version of her character, Bo-Katan
The whole point of Mando taking Frog Lady to this water planet was because she claimed her husband had seen other Mandalorians there. And he was right; as soon as Din Djarin was in hot water (quite literally) three Mandalorians jet-packed in and saved him, killed the Quarren who attacked, and saved The Child from being eaten.
However, they aren’t from Mando’s faction of Mandalorians. Where he’s a Child of the Watch, a more religious version of the Mandalorians, Bo-Katan and the other two Nite Owls aren’t. They’re form of Mandalorian stems from Mandalore and are more interested in the warrior aspect.
Katee Sackhoff played Bo-Katan and actually voiced her from the beginning. Since 2012, she’s originated the character, and helped bring her to life in live-action. It was a great way to bridge the gap between animation and this series, as well as connect the dots between those original Mandalorians that fans knew before and Mando’s version in The Mandalorian that fans know now.
Sackhoff revealed who she’d want to see Bo-Katan have a spinoff with
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly on Nov. 16, Sackhoff revealed that she’d of course love to continue playing Bo-Katan as long as possible. And in the context of a spinoff, she asked “who wouldn’t” be interested in doing something like that with their character.
“I mean come on, that’s what’s so great about the Star Wars universe, is there are so many different places to go off and find— there are so many stories,” Sackhoff said. “There are so many interesting characters to go after. I have no idea, but I would love to place this character as long as she has a story.”
When asked about specific characters she’d want to see Bo-Katan go off on adventures with, Sackhoff said that she loves Sabine Wren from Star Wars Rebels and might like to see them together. Also, though, she’d like to take Bo-Katan’s story back. Instead of just doing a spinoff of a story around the time of The Mandalorian, she’d want to focus on something before or during Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
“I would also love to see what Bo-Katan’s life was like with Satine, her sister, and what it was like losing her sister the way that she did,” Sackhoff shared. “For anyone that doesn’t know that, you need to go watch Clone Wars and Rebels. But her life with Obi-Wan and things like that. I would love to know what happened through all of that and how that actually impacted Bo-Katan as a leader.”
Bo-Katan and Satine, unfortunately, had a strained relationship
As Bo-Katan told Mando in this most recent episode, she’s a part of Clan Kryze, and she’s also the last of her line. In Star Wars: The Clone Wars, you find out that she’s the sister of Duchess Satine Kryze, the leader of Mandalore.
Duchess Satine chose to run Mandalore on a pacifist stance, making the planet neutral during the war between the Republic and the Separatists. When she was a young Duchess, before the Clone Wars, there was an insurgency against her government because of her pacifism, which caused a civil war on Mandalore and made the Jedi step in. This was when Obi-Wan Kenobi was still a Padwan to Master Qui-Gon Jinn. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan were sent to personally protect the duchess, and she became quite close to Kenobi.
It’s pretty obvious that Satine and Obi-Wan had feelings for each other, even though they try to hide it in the show. However it’s not 100 percent clear what happens, and Bo-Katan’s involvement is also not fully known. Where was she during this time? Was she always against her sister? At what point did their ideologies split?
When Satine was murdered by Maul, Bo-Katan had already decided to leave Death Watch because he had taken over. Bo-Katan obviously believed in the warrior ways of Mandalore, but also cared for her sister. Seeing that complicated dynamic play out on screen would be something highly intriguing for fans new and old.