Timothy Olyphant Joins ‘The Mandalorian’ for Season 2 at Disney+

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It appears Timothy Olyphant is trading the wild west of Deadwood in for a galaxy far far away as the actor joins Disney+’s The Mandalorian for Season 2.

The star who is best known for playing Raylan Givens in FX’s Justified is joining Mando (Pedro Pascal) and the rest of the characters in the streaming Star Wars Universe series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Olyphant’s most recent TV roles include Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet as well as guest appearances in The Good Place and Curb Your Enthusiasm. He also reprised his role as Seth Bullock in the 2019 Deadwood movie for HBO.

Few details about Olyphant’s role in The Mandalorian had been revealed in the initial reports of his casting, but since the reveal, slashfilm reported that he’ll likely portray a character known as Cobb Vanth who appears in Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath book series. Confusion about Olyphant’s character surfaced when it was said he was seen wearing Boba Fett’s armor, but Star Wars canon would place the wears in the Sarlacc Pit on Tatooine’s Dune Sea from which it was scavanged and likely sold to Vanth.

The news comes days after it was revealed that Temuera Morrison, who played Boba Fett in the Star Wars films would appear in the latest season. Michael Biehn will also play a role in the forthcoming episodes which have finished filming but have otherwise been veiled in secrecy.

The Mandalorian Season 1

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As previously announced, directors for Season 2 include Robert Rodriguez (Alita: Battle Angel) and Ant-Man‘s Peyton Reed alongside the returning Dave Filoni and show creator Jon Favreau. The series’ second season is planned to arrive sometime this fall, if adjustments considering the current health crisis will be made, they have yet to be revealed.

Stay tuned for more news as it arrives and don’t miss The Mandalorian when it returns with new episodes on Disney+.

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