LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22: Pedro Pascal attends 'The Forge' experience inspired by the Star Wars series The Mandalorian, to celebrate the launch of The Mandalorian Season 3, on February 22, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for Disney)
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 21: Director Jon Favreau promotes  the third season of the original Disney+ series, Star Wars: The Mandalorian at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on February 21, 2023 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
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Who Plays Gorian Shard In The Mandalorian Season 3?
Spoiler Warning!
This story contains spoilers for
the Season 3 premiere of
"The Mandalorian."
"The Mandalorian" star Pedro Pascal spends most of his screen time underneath an impenetrable beskar steel helmet, so it's fitting that some of the show's most interesting guest stars are also hidden underneath helmets, prosthetics, or CGI. "Sweet Tooth" lead Nonso Anozie is a particularly apt addition to "The Mandalorian" cast.
Known for playing Xaro Xhoan Daxos in "Game of Thrones," Anozie is present in the Season 3 premiere as the voice of space pirate king Gorian Shard, who resembles the Swamp Thing and decides that Mando is his new nemesis. The casting is fitting, as "The Mandalorian" pairs a tough loner with a precocious child, much like Anozie’s Netflix series "Sweet Tooth.”
In that series, Anozie plays the "Lone Wolf" role: Tommy "Big Man" Shepperd, a former militiaman who stumbles across adorable little deer-boy Gus and reluctantly agrees to help him find his mother. If fans need something to watch between installments of "The Mandalorian," "Sweet Tooth" is an underrated series, with Season 2 on its way sometime in 2023.