Deadwood Alum In Unknown Role
According to Variety, actor Timothy Olyphant is joining the second season of Disney+ Star Wars spin-off series The Mandalorian.
The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. The series depicts a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
As per Variety, details about Olyphant’s role are being kept under wraps.
Olyphant most recently starred in Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet but is best known for roles in HBO’s Deadwood (2004-06) and Justified (2010-15), he also starred in the movies Hitman (2007), Live Free Or Die Hard (2007) and last years’ Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
He joins previously-confirmed guest stars for The Mandalorian’s new season including Terminator star Michael Biehn and Temuera Morrison, who will play OT character Boba Fett.
Season 2 directors of The Mandalorian include Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk Til Dawn) and Peyton Reed (Ant-Man), joining the returning Dave Filoni and series creator Jon Favreau.
Carl Weathers, who plays Greef Carga on series, is directing an episode, although Taika Waititi will not be back in the director’s chair, with the Oscar winner instead directing a new Star Wars movie outing.
The second season will debut later this year.