Fans of the Star Wars franchise and one particular director have been lobbying for years for a live-action Ahsoka TV series. Fans have been clamoring for a live-action series starring this character since her transformation from an irritating nuisance to a cult hero on the great animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels.
Star Wars: The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, and other post-“Return of the Jedi” Star Wars saga threads will all be brought together in Ahsoka’s live-action series, which will premiere later this year, 15 years after the character’s initial introduction. When Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka Tano made her television debut in The Mandalorian, fans immediately demanded that Dave Filoni give her a spin-off series on Disney+. We’ve got the latest on Ahsoka, featuring a brand new teaser that debuted at Star Wars Celebration, right here.
Ahsoka Release Date
Months of uncertainty finally came to an end as Lucasfilm announced the premiere date of the highly anticipated series on Disney+: August 2023 during Star Wars Celebration 2023 in London, England. Dave Filoni has stated that production will begin in August, but a particular premiere date within that month remains unknown. Let’s hope it’s not too late.
The show’s release timetable hasn’t been announced, but given that most of the live-action Star Wars TV episodes on Disney+ have been released weekly, we’d put our money on a weekly release schedule.
The Ahsoka Disney+ series has been spoken about for a while, even before Ahsoka made her Mandalorian debut. The show had a lot of material to work with as she had survived the Clone Wars, Order 66, and the entire Galactic Civil War. With the exception of Andor, all of the Disney+ Star Wars show set after Return of the Jedi have continued on from one another in the Star Wars timeline, so it should come as no surprise that Ahsoka will be set around the same period as Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett.
Star Wars Rebels’ Hera, Zeb, and the Ghost’s loyal droid Chopper will all make appearances in Ahsoka as they continue their search for Ezra Bridger. This makes sense, as Ahsoka’s appearance on Star Wars Rebels was her last chronological appearance before she met Din and Grogu in The Mandalorian. It also makes sense to use Ahsoka as a springboard for Star Wars Rebels characters to go from animation to live-action as Ahsoka did.
Another reason why many fans are so enthusiastic about Ahsoka is her connection to Star Wars Rebels. Her Mandalorian costume proved she is on the trail of Grand Admiral Thrawn, who left the show in hyperspace with Ezra. Since Ahsoka will take place around the same time as The Mandalorian, the story would most likely focus on her hunt for the notorious Chiss tactician. The continuation of the rivalry between Thrawn and Ahsoka from Rebels is enormous for Star Wars, and perhaps no figure from Star Wars Legends fiction has been more requested for a live-action canon appearance.
Ahsoka Cast and characters
- Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano: A former Jedi Padawan, and apprentice to Anakin Skywalker.Dawson noted the character’s montrals had been rebuilt with “technology that didn’t even exist when we first started”, resulting in them being longer and having a 3D-printed skeleton inside them that allowed for more fluid movement.
- Savannah Steyn will play a younger Ahsoka.
- Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Sabine Wren: A Mandalorian warrior and graffiti artist, Imperial Academy dropout and a former bounty hunter with expert knowledge of weapons and explosives.
- Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker: Ahsoka Tano’s now-deceased former Jedi master who had fallen to the dark side of the Force and became Darth Vader.
- Eman Esfandi as Ezra Bridger: A former con artist and thief who was taken in by the late Kanan Jarrus to be trained as a Jedi, before disappearing from the galaxy into the Unknown Regions with Thrawn.
- Ivanna Sakhno as Shin Hati: Baylan’s apprentice, who is a dark force user and wields a lightsaber, and is ordered by Baylan to go after Ahsoka.
- Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Hera Syndulla: A Twi’lek New Republic general who is the pilot of the Ghost. Hera had a son, Jacen, with the late Kanan Jarrus.
- Ray Stevenson as Baylan Skoll: A former Jedi who survived Order 66 by fleeing into the Unknown Regions, who is a master to Shin and ally to Thrawn.
- Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma: The Chancellor of the New Republic.
- Diana Lee Inosanto as Morgan Elsbeth: An Imperial Magistrate who is a servant of Thrawn.
- Lars Mikkelsen as Grand Admiral Thrawn: A Chiss high-ranking senior officer of the Galactic Empire known for his tactical cunning who had previously been taken into hyperspace by Ezra and the Purrgil. Mikkelsen previously voiced the character in animated form in R
Is there a trailer for the Ahsoka?
On April 7, 2023, at Star Wars Celebration, the first trailer for Ahsoka was released. The quick preview introduced Ahsoka to her new mission and hinted at the return of some familiar friendly characters as well as an impending threat. The show’s tone was hinted at, and its images and brief battle scenes look good.
How many episodes will there be of Ahsoka?
The official episode count for Ahsoka is 8. The future of the forthcoming spin-off of The Mandalorian is uncertain, as no more seasons have been announced. Dave Filioni, co-creator of Ahsoka, will write all episodes and direct three.
How to watch the Ahsoka series?
The premiere of Ahsoka, along with the rest of the new Star Wars series, will take place on Disney Plus. There are still certain specifics that have yet to be disclosed, such as the total number of episodes.