Ahsoka Tano is getting her own Disney Plus show. The new series, a spinoff of The Mandalorian, was announced at Disney’s Investor Day 2020 event, and will see Rosario Dawson will reprise her role as the former Jedi padawan. And another former young Jedi is showing up in the series, revealed in recent huge casting news. Details below
The series will likely track her activities after having crossed paths with Mando and Baby Yoda. And since she was able to reveal the tiny adorable one’s real name is Grogu, we’re wondering what other surprises she has up her … well, she doesn’t have sleeves. For the uninitiated, Ahsoka is a popular character who was introduced in the animated series The Clone Wars and Star War Wars: Rebels.
Ahsoka made her live-action debut in The Mandalorian season 2, when Mando and Grogu went looking for her on the forest planet of Corvus. She was engaged in a standoff with Imperial Magistrate Morgan Elsbeth (Diana Lee Inosanto), ruler of the city of Calodan.
At the end of the episode, Ahsoka had defeated Morgan Elsbeth and gotten the info she wanted — the whereabouts of Grand Admiral Thrawn (another character from The Clone Wars).
Here’s everything we know about the Star Wars: Ahsoka series.
Star Wars: Ahsoka release date
Disney did not announce the Star Wars: Ahsoka release date when they revealed the spinoff’s existence to investors — but we’ve got clues as to when it comes out. Leaked cast and story details include a note that filming is expected to begin this year, so 2022 sounds likely.
Plus, The Book of Boba Fett is set to premiere on Christmas Day 2021, with The Mandalorian season 3 following. So, our guess is that Star Wars: Ahsoka follows in its heels, in March or April 2022.
Ahsoka, a new Original Series, starring @RosarioDawson and set within the timeline of #TheMandalorian is coming to #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/SH78By0Id3December 10, 2020
Star Wars: Ahsoka cast
Of course, the Star Wars: Ahsoka cast is led by Rosario Dawson, who brought the character to live-action.
The only other revealed cast member is Hayden Christensen, who will reprise the role of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader he played in the prequel trilogy. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news
It’s possible that characters from The Mandalorian make appearances on the spinoff. We’d love to see Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) reunite with Ahsoka. And while the former Jedi may have turned down the task of training Grogu, she’s the only one who’s been able to communicate with him via the Force. Perhaps they’ll share wordless visions again.
Scoops-focused leaker Daniel RPK (via The DisInsider) claims to have pulled casting breakdowns for Star Wars: Ahsoka. Grand Admiral Thraw and Ezra Bridger are big names in the logline (details below), and two other characters Boka and Morai. Per the report:
“Boka is described as a very strong minded and independent, as well as a natural leader. Boyish looking Middle Eastern, African, Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Mixed Ethnicity or West Indies/Caribbean actors between the ages of 20-35 years old are being sought after for the role.”
“Morai, on the other hand, is descried as a very volatile and unreliable male character, who is simultaneously complex and shady. There is no specific race or ethnicity listed for the role, but actors between the ages of 40-60 years old are ideal.”
Star Wars: Ahsoka plot
Daniel RPK also claims to have pulled the logline for Star Wars: Ahsoka, which reads:
“Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) is on the hunt for the evil Grand Admiral Thrawn in the hope it will help her locate the missing Ezra Bridger, the young Jedi that disappeared with Thrawn many years ago. Based on characters from the “Star Wars” franchise. A spinoff of the TV series “The Mandalorian”.