The third season of The Mandalorian is currently airing, and it’s bringing back some familiar faces from the show’s past and the wider Star Wars universe. The season has been following Din Djarin, played by Pedro Pascal, and Grogu as they attempt to reunite with the religious Mandalorians led by the Armorer, portrayed by Emily Swallow. Along the way, they meet Bo-Katan Kryze, played by Katee Sackhoff, who claims to be the ruler of Mandalore.
However, in Chapter 20: The Foundling, the fourth episode of the season, we see that there are more characters returning to the show. Here’s everything you need to know about the characters in The Mandalorian season 3 who are bringing the Star Wars universe to life.
Din Djarin, played by Pedro Pascal, is the main character of the series. He’s a lone gunfighter who was raised by a group of Mandalorians after he lost his parents. He follows their rules to the letter, including not showing his face to another living thing. However, he’s broken this rule more than once, which has caused trouble with his sect. In the first season, Din was hired to find The Child, who later became known as Grogu, and give him to bad people. Instead, he saved the mysterious baby and kept him safe. Since then, they’ve become close, like a father and son.
Gina Carano plays Carasynthia “Cara” Dune, who is from the now-destroyed planet Alderaan, which was also Princess Leia’s home. She fought for the Rebel Alliance in the Galactic Civil War and became friends with Din while helping him free a remote tribe that was under attack. In season 2, she comes back to fight Moff Gideon. However, she isn’t in the third season as she’s working for the New Republic behind the scenes.
Giancarlo Esposito portrays Moff Gideon, who was an officer in the Imperial Security Bureau before the second Death Star was destroyed. Now, he’s in charge of bringing back the oppressive power of the regime. He had the Darksaber for a while, which is a legendary weapon from Star Wars that Mandalorians want because the person who has it becomes the heir to the planet’s throne. Din Djarin beat Gideon in battle in season 2 and took the blade, which could put him at odds with Bo-Katan Kryze, who wants to be the leader of Mandalore. Gideon is currently in jail.
Carl Weathers plays Greef Karga, who has known Din Djarin for a long time. Even though Mando’s decision to save The Child drives a wedge between them at first, Karga’s sense of right and wrong keeps him from giving in to the Empire. He’s currently the High Magistrate on the planet Navarro.
Amy Sedaris portrays Peli Motto, who was a docking bay worker and ship mechanic on Tatooine. She met Din Djarin for the first time when he gave Grogu to her to take care of during a mission. She’s now their friend and comes back in the third season.
Omid Abtahi plays Dr. Penn Pershing, a scientist who used to work for The Client but is now on Moff Gideon’s side. He’s studying Grogu’s blood to see if he can transfer the child’s force powers to another body. Dr. Pershing was caught the last time we saw him, but he comes back in the third season. He’s now living a new life on Coruscant under the watch of the New Republic, but Pershing is eager to keep going with his work.
Temuera Morrison portrays Boba Fett, the character who got people interested in the Mandalorians, even though he wasn’t born into their culture. He was first seen in the original trilogy as a bounty hunter who worked for people like Darth Vader and Jabba the Hutt. Darth Vader and Jabba the Hutt hired him to take Han Solo hostage because they owed them money. However, when Luke Skywalker came to save his friend, Boba knocked him into the Sarlacc Pit, where people thought he would be eaten slowly and painfully for an unimaginably long time.
In conclusion, The Mandalorian season 3 is bringing back some familiar faces from the show’s past and the wider Star Wars universe. With the addition of these characters, the show is sure to continue to excite and entertain fans of the franchise.