“Oh my God, it’s so cool,” the actress enthused.
One cover captures her and Pedro Pascal‘s Din Djarin looking serious in their Mando armor.
Sackhoff was raised a lifelong Star Wars fan — by a Star Wars fan dad, in fact — and told ABC Audio back in 2021 she would have played a rock for Lucasfilm if given the chance. An opportunity came in 2012, in the form of the voice role of Bo-Katan Kryze, a steely Mandalorian fighter, in the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
On that show, her character fought with — and later against — another Mando, Pre Viszla, who was voiced by none other than The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau. Favreau and Dave Filoni, the Emmy-winning Clone Wars co-creator, then cast Sackhoff as Bo-Katan in live action form in The Mandalorian season 2.
The character became a fan favorite before she donned the armor for real. Sackhoff explained to ABC Audio, “She translated so well to The Mandalorian. And that’s just one of those things: You never know what’s going to work and [when] the audience is going to go, ‘Oh my God, we love this!"”
An “overwhelmed” Sackhoff also told her followers Friday, “I can’t wait for you guys to see this season! I feel so honored to play this character and be a part of this show and a part of this universe.”
The Mandalorian returns March 1 on Disney+.
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