After last week’s snafu in which the Little Marlow, England set for the upcoming Disney+ Star Wars series, Andor, was mistaken for the set of another series, OBI-WAN KENOBI: An Original Series, we couldn’t have known just how interconnected the two shows might turn out to be.
A TikTok user named Julia Maria (@chewie_on_this) has noticed something interesting about the Andor series and Kenobi series casting details on IMDb.
She points out that actress Denise Gough (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015), ’71 (2014), Robin Hood (2010), Angels in America (2017)) is currently filming both Deborah Chow’s OBI-WAN KENOBI: An Original Series mini-series and Andor, the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) prequel show that already seems to be slated for multiple seasons.
Below, you can see a screenshot of Gough’s filming schedule.
Julia Marie points out that Gough bears a striking resemblance to Duchess Satine Kryze (voiced by Anna Graves in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars).
Duchess Satine is Bo-Katan Kryze’s (voiced and played in live-action by Katee Sackhoff) sister and, as Mandalorian fans already know, Bo-Katan just made her live-action debut in Season 2 of the hit Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni series. In fact, the Mandalorian showrunners have proven that Star Wars creatives are more-than-willing to bring previously animated characters into live-action right now.
Another fan-favorite Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars: The Clone Wars character, Ahsoka Tano (voiced by Ashley Eckstein/played in live-action by Rosario Dawson) also made her live-action debut in the second season of The Mandalorian — then, actress Dawson seemingly confirmed that Rebels character Sabine Wren (voiced by Tiya Sircar) may soon show up as well.
All this to say, it makes sense that Mandalore’s Duchess Satine Kryze will somehow become a part of the Star Wars live-action saga on Disney+.
There are, however, Star Wars timeline issues with the character — whose love affair with Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) played out in Clone Wars — appearing in both of these series. Inverse succinctly explained the situation:
…while the possibility of Satine showing up in flashbacks during the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series makes sense, it’s harder to discern why the character would be in Andor. The show reportedly takes place 5 years before the events of Rogue One — 14 years after Satine’s death in The Clone Wars. Meanwhile, Obi-Wan will take place 10 years after the events of Revenge of the Sith — placing it 4 years before the events of Andor.
So timeline-wise, Satine will have already died before the main events of both Obi-Wan and Andor. It’s entirely possible that the character will still show up in Obi-Wan somehow, as a memory (or ghost) still haunting Ewan McGregor’s mournful Jedi, but as of now, there’s no clear reason why she’d have a role in Andor.
Although the connections might not make sense now, if there’s one thing The Mandalorian has taught us, it’s to “never say never” when it comes to the Star Wars universe.
Although Mandalorian creator Favreau and executive producer Filoni aren’t directly involved in either the Kenobi series or the Captain Andor series — at least as far as we know — Chow has been a director for The Mandalorian and, therefore, has spent time learning how the popular show, featuring Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Grogu (AKA The Child AKA Baby Yoda), operates.
At this time, nothing has been confirmed about who Denise Gough [below] will play. As previously alluded to, we do know that McGregor will be back in his iconic prequel trilogy role as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Hayden Christensen will also return as Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker. Furthermore, live-action Aladdin (2019) actress Naomi Scott has been tied to the series.
As far as Andor goes, Diego Luna will be back as Captain Cassian Andor — years before he knew Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) — and actress Adria Arjona (Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018), Emerald City (2017) will play the female lead.
There has been no word if Darth Maul (portrayed in live-action by Ray Park) will appear in any upcoming Disney+ live-action series, but it seems plausible, particularly if Duchess Satine has been cast. As Clone Wars fans are already aware, the Duchess died after Maul impaled her.
In other Star Wars news, The Mandalorian saga is set to continue in December 2021 with The Book of Boba Fett, featuring Temuera Morrison reprising as the famous bounty hunter as he presumably navigates the criminal underworld on Tatooine.
What do you think? Will Denise Gough play Duchess Satine Kryze?