Katee Sackhoff is reportedly leading a Bo-Katan Star Wars spinoff with Gina Carano - Dexerto
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Katee Sackhoff is getting her own Star Wars spinoff with Gina Carano

Published: 15/Oct/2020 6:21 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 7:36

by Isaac McIntyre

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Bo-Katan Kryze is reportedly set to team up with Gina Carano’s Cara Dune in a new Star Wars spinoff, after Katee Sackhoff makes her live-action debut as the Clone Wars hero in the second season of The Mandalorian next month.

According to Kessel Run Transmissions, who have tipped a number of Star Wars reports in the last few months, Sackhoff has already penned a deal to appear alongside former MMA star Gina Carano in another planned Disney+ spinoff series.

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The limited-series run will focus on Bo-Katan ⁠— last seen in Rebels back in 2017 ⁠— and Cara Dune, who has appeared in several The Mandalorian episodes. The “team-up series” is set to take place after Mando’s sophomore season.

Katee Sackhoff is slated to make her live-action debut as Bo-Katan in the Disney Plus series’ second season next month. The Battlestar Galactica star voiced the Mandalorian heroine in eight episodes of The Clone Wars between 2012 and 2020.

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She also briefly appeared in Rebels Season 4 premiere “Heroes of Mandalore.”

Bo-Katan was one of the main Mandalorian heroes in The Clone Wars series.
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Bo-Katan was one of the main Mandalorian heroes in The Clone Wars series.

While KRT’s sources may not be clear, more hard evidence has since emerged that the report is on the money; soon after the news first broke, Sackhoff herself liked a tweet from The Star Wars Underground detailing the rumors.

It’s not official confirmation, of course, but it’s pretty darn close.

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The title pairing for the new spinoff ⁠— Death Watch commander Bo-Katan Kryze and Rebel shock trooper Cara Dune ⁠— is certainly not one Dexerto would have tipped.

Neither character would have much crossover in their backstories, unless they are both tied to the Purge of Mandalore, orchestrated by Moff Gideon. More likely, however, the two heroes will simply link up in The Mandalorian Season 2.

From there, it’s anyone’s guess. The “team-up” could come from something that happens in the upcoming season of the flagship Disney Plus show. It could simply be one is a lead hero and the other is a secondary character in the narrative.

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Cara Dune was a big part of the first season of The Mandalorian.
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Cara Dune was a big part of the first season of The Mandalorian.

These reports come after Star Wars Unity reported the Cara Dune spinoff would have a second character at the lead. This was due to the fact Gina Carano and “one of the new cast members really hit off” during filming, and asked to star together.

Star Wars insider ManaByte actually suggested the new cast member was Sackhoff, playing Bo-Katan Kryze, at the time. Now that appears to have been confirmed.

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It's not clear how Bo-Katan and Cara Dune will "team-up" in their new spinoff series.
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It’s not clear how Bo-Katan and Cara Dune will “team-up” in their new spinoff series.

⁠Until a Disney announcement drops, however, keep a pinch of salt handy.

There’s been a host of Star Wars spinoff rumors in the past few months ⁠— Mace Windu, Thrawn, Boba Fett, Ben Solo, and Lando Calrissian series have all allegedly been given the green light ⁠— and it’s not likely all of them will get off the ground.

Keep your eyes peeled on Twitter @CultureCrave. We’ll make sure to get you the info and news as soon as it breaks on Star Wars, and all things film and television.

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Dexter showrunner reveals Showtime revival details: setting, cast, canon

Published: 16/Oct/2020 19:44

by Michael Gwilliam

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Dexter showrunner Clyde Phillips has revealed a ton of new information about the limited series revival announced at Showtime starring Michael C. Hall.

The premium cable channel’s serial killer series first began in 2006 and lasted eight seasons, with its then-finale airing in 2013. While the show was a hit for the network, its finale left many fans disappointed.

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Now, according to Phillips, this ten-episode limited series will provide an opportunity to present a second finale to the show.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Phillips said that the team doesn’t want the project to be “Dexter season 9,” but rather something different than what fans are used to.

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Season 8 still happened, for better or for worse.

The original finale is still canon

When asked if the Dexter revival will be undoing the previous finale in Season 8, Philips was clear that they wouldn’t be “undoing anything.”

“We’re ten years later,” he said, explaining that the show will pick up with some significant passage of time. “We’re not going to betray the audience and say ‘that was all a dream,’ or whatever it is. What happened in the first eight years happened in the first eight years.”

Thus, the end of season 8 with Debra dying and Dexter leaving Miami to work for a lumber company is still canon.

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Debra Morgan may be returning from the dead.

Debra Morgan may be brought back

Even though certain fan-favorite characters such as Debra Morgan – played by Jennifer Carpenter – may be dead on the show, that doesn’t mean they won’t return.

“There is some flexibility to do some movie magic,” Phillips explained before being asked specifically about Debra. “My answer to that is I can’t answer that.”

One possibility that would fit the Dexter universe is to have Debra return as a guiding ghost or spirit, just as Dexter’s father and brother had.

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Dexter will have a major setting change.

The show won’t return to Miami

When asked about where the writers wanted to be situating Dexter geographically, Phillips simply revealed that Miami was off the table.

“I need to be a little coy, but I will say that it won’t be Miami,” he revealed.

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There are a couple of possibilities with the first being Oregon, where season 8 ended, and the other being Argentina, where Dexter’s former lover Hannah and son ran off in the original finale.

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Dexter’s Dark Passenger still remains.

Dexter will look and feel “different”

When pressed by THR about the character of Dexter and his evolution, Phillips explained that even though time has passed, it doesn’t mean his “dark passenger” isn’t still present within him.

“It’s what he does with it now that will be the gist of what we’re going to do with this last season.”

He also further stated that Showtime was firm about this revival being a limited series, so don’t expect to see any additional seasons after this one.

We can’t wait to see just what is in store once Dexter makes a return to TV.