When last we saw Mayfeld in The Mandalorian, Mando had turned the tables on his new crew. Though they meant to betray him, he instead locked them up on the prison ship from which they were to recue the Twi’lek Qin. Episode 6, “The Prisoner,” was fantastic for many reasons, not the least of which were Bill Burr’s comedic interjections as Mayfeld. It looks like he, along with Burg (Clancy Brown) and XI’an (Natalia Tena) will find their way off the prison ship, after all. It’s now confirmed that Burr will return for The Mandalorian, Season 2.
The same report that told us Terminator actor Michael Biehn would join the cast also confirmed that Bill Burr would reprise his role as Mayfeld, as well. Fans had initially questioned the decision to cast Burr in the first place. He’d gone on record as “hating” Star Wars, after all. Jon Favreau’s gamble paid off, however, with Burr perfectly portraying the cynical and sarcastic Mayfeld to perfection.
Bill Burr Returns for The Mandalorian, Season 2
“The Prisoner” saw Mando (Pedro Pascal) team up with former crew member Xi’an to join Mayfeld, Burg and the droid Zero to rescue a prisoner from a New Republic ship. That prisoner turned out to be Xi’an’s brother Qin. Sure, Mando left them imprisoned, but apparently not for long. Bill Burr & co. obviously won’t stay confined if he returns for Season 2. If Favreau makes the same use of the character as he did in Season 1, it’s bound to be entertaining.
Bill Burr took part in two of the best exchanges of the episode, poking fun at predecessors in the Star Wars franchise. First was the obvious crack at his marksmanship. Mando scoffs at Mayfeld being an Imperial sharpshooter, declaring that wasn’t saying much. “I wasn’t a stormtrooper, wise-ass” Burr replied with perfect, comedic timing. Later he pokes fun at one of the most derided character choices in all of Star Wars, wondering if Mando was really a gungan.
“Is that why yousa don’t wanna show your face?” he asks mockingly. Clearly he neither liked nor trusted Mando before. We’re betting he’s got revenge on his mind for Season 2. If we’re lucky, maybe we’ll even see him team up with the bounty hunter Gekko, portrayed by friend of Star Wars Fanatics Dominic Pace.
No matter how, Bill Burr returns to The Mandalorian this fall on Disney+.