Terminator star Michael Biehn joins the Star Wars universe as a new character in the second season of The Mandalorian.
Production on the second season of The Mandalorian recently wrapped and now details on the new characters being added to the Star Wars series are starting to unfold. It was recently reported that Rosario Dawson will portray a live-action version of Ahsoka Tano and now Making Star Wars reports that Michael Biehn has joined the cast of season two as well.
According to the outlet, Michael Biehn is playing a bounty hunter with ties to the Mandalorian’s past, although it is unclear if the character will be a former ally turned adversary. Furthermore, the outlet confirms that Bill Burr, who portrayed Mayfield in the first season of the Star Wars series, will return for a second season.
Michael Biehn may be best known for his role as Kyle Reese, John Conner’s father, in James Cameron’s The Terminator. Additional credits under Michael Biehn belt include Aliens, Tombstone, and Planet Terror.
Here is the official synopsis for The Mandalorian:
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.
The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte. The Star Wars series was written by Jon Favreau, who also serves as an executive producer alongside Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist is also on board as a co-executive producer.
Dave Filoni directed the first episode of The Mandalorian and additional episodes of the Star Wars series were helmed by Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard, Dope director Rick Famuyiwa, and Jessica Jones director Deborah Chow.
The Mandalorian season one is now available exclusively on Disney Plus.