Bill Burr (Breaking Bad, New Girl, F is For Family) has appeared in both Season 1 and Season 2 of The Mandalorian as Migs Mayfeld.
Prisoner Mayfeld first appeared in The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 6 (“Chapter 6: The Prisoner”) and again, more recently, reprised his role in Season 2, Episode 7 (“Chapter 15: The Believer’).
The character went through something of a redemption arc in the second season of the hit Star Wars series, assisting Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), iconic bounty hunter Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison), and sharpshooter Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) in obtaining the coordinates necessary to find Moff Gideon’s (Giancarlo Esposito) Imperial starcruiser so the unlikely crew could rescue Grogu (AKA The Child AKA Baby Yoda).
Djarin’s tiny, 50-year-old infant foundling had been kidnapped from the planet Tython by Gideon’s Dark Trooper squadron during Season 2, Episode 6 (“Chapter 14: The Tragedy”).
Ultimately, when Mayfeld saw his former commanding officer at the Imperial remnant base on Morak — a secret mining hub for the Galactic Empire — Djarin is forced to remove his beskar helmet — a crucial component of his Mandalorian armor according to the Way of the Mandalore — but New Republic Marshal Cara Dune (Gina Carano) still lets Mayfeld go as a show of good faith at the end of the episode.
It is not yet known if Mayfeld will ever reappear to fight any additional Imperial forces or serve another purpose in The Mandalorian, although helping to find Moff Gidoen’s cruiser was arguably one of the most crucial things he could have done to further the Season 2 story arc.
Now, the actor and comedian behind the rarely seen, but important, Mandalorian character, has — somewhat hilariously — admitted he hasn’t even watched the full series. On the The Bert Kreischer Podcast, Burr was asked, “It’s about Boba Fett and Baby Yoda, right?” to which he laughed and responded:
“Uh, I haven’t really watched it. I was hoping you weren’t gonna ask me that. It’s my list of sh*t to watch. I was gonna try, I was gonna try! I know, I’m embarrassed now. I’m gonna watch it. I watched most of the first season – I just, you know, it came out during the holidays.”
CBS-owned ComicBook.com noted:
While Burr clearly has no idea what’s going on in the show, he did praise creator Jon Favreau. “You got a guy who’s a huge fan of it who knows how to write and direct. He gets to make it the way he sort of envisions it and, amazingly, how he sees it is how a lot of the Star Wars fans wanted to see it, I guess,” Burr explained. The comedian added that finales normally get a lot of hate, but The Mandalorian received a “standing ovation.”
Showrunner Jon Favreau and executive producer Dave Filoni are famously tight-lipped about their Emmy-winning series, so details about the upcoming season — The Mandalorian Season 3 — are scant. We do, however, know that there are three spinoff series in the works.
The Book of Boba Fett will debut in December 2021, while Ahsoka (featuring Rosario Dawson as Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels‘ fan-favorite Ahsoka Tano) and Rangers of the New Republic (possibly featuring Cara Dune’s adventures as Nevarro Marshal) are expected to debut with the third season of The Mandalorian, likely in 2022.
What do you think about the revelation that Bill Burr has never watched the entirety of The Mandalorian? Are you excited to watch the Star Wars universe continue to expand via the Mandalorian saga?