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The Mandalorian Season 1 featured an impressive cast that was headed by Pedro Pascal and included newer names like Gina Carano and veterans like Carl Weathers. Aside from the main players, the show also included guest appearances from the likes of Ming-Na Wen and Clancy Brown. The season also featured a memorable guest spot from comedian Bill Burr, who played mercenary Mayfield. But those expecting to see the character return in Season 2 are in for a disappointment.
When asked if he be returning to do more on The Mandalorian, Bill Burr confirmed that he currently has no plans to return, meaning that he likely won’t be featured in Season 2. As of right now, it would appear that Burr doesn’t actually have much lined up:
No, none of that. Once these two things [King of Staten Island and F Is for Family] come out on the same day, the well is dry. I got nothing. So we shall see.
Bill Burr sounded very adamant when speaking with Vulture, so it doesn’t seem as though he’s covering up a possible secret appearance from Mayfield in The Mandalorian Season 2.
Mayfield was introduced in The Mandalorian’s sixth installment, “Chapter 6: The Prisoner,” as a former Imperial sharpshooter. In the episode, he leads Mando and a team of mercenaries on a mission to free a prisoner from a New Republic transport ship. Along the way, he and Mando clash repeatedly before Mayfield and the others betray him. However, Mando manages to overcome their betrayal and ultimately leaves them alive but locked in a cell on the ship.
Burr himself was actually not a Star Wars fan before joining The Mandalorian and had actually teased the fanbase on a number of occasions. Jon Favreau knew this when he approached Burr about the role and thought this would make his casting more amusing. Burr accepted and ultimately became impressed with the production. His performance as Mayfield was well received by fans, but some critics criticized it, calling his character underdeveloped.
Although Bill Burr won’t be reprising his role during the second season, fans will still be able to look forward to a number of new faces when the show returns. This includes Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka Tano, Katee Sackhoff’s Bo-Katan and Temuera Morrison’s Boba Fett. Needless to say, viewers won’t be left wanting when it comes to characters.
It honestly would have been nice to know that Bill Burr will be returning for The Mandalorian Season 2, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we won’t ever see him again. Not only was Mayfield left alive, but he seemed to be more upset than ever with Din Djarin after being left aboard the ship. There’s always a chance he and the others found their way out and are now aiming to hunt down the titular character for revenge. Of course, we’ll just have to wait and see how things pan out.
The Mandalorian Season 2 is slated to premiere on Disney+ this fall.