Since her first appearance in the Star Wars universe, Ahsoka Tano has been a fan favorite. His evolution from an embarrassed padawan on his first appearance to a confident leader in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels led many fans to campaign for a live-action television series starring the character.
And it seems that their wish is finally coming true.
Ashoka Tano in The Mandalorian
We got our first glimpse of Ahsoka in live action when she appeared in The Mandalorian, played by Rosario Dawson. As soon as he appeared, fans clamored for a full run of his adventures, to settle the final details of his story. Ahsoka’s performance in The Mandalorian rekindled fan interest in her character and many wondered what would happen to her next.
After years of speculation, it’s finally been confirmed that a new Star Wars series is in development and that Dave Filoni and John Faveau will be linked to it. Plus, Rosario Dawson signed on for the entire series! So fans are wondering what happened to Ahsoka after the events of Star Wars Rebels.
But what’s the latest from Ahsoka? We’ve seen footage from the set, messages from Ashley Eckstein herself, and casting info. But when will the series come out and what will it be about? Will Ahsoka have one last showdown with her former master, Darth Vader?
We’ve gathered all available information about Ahsoka TV series, including plot details, cast and likely release dates of this highly anticipated series. Check out our full roundup of all the upcoming Star Wars TV series to see what’s going on in a galaxy far, far away.
Ahsoka: release date
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There is currently no official release date for Ahsoka. However, the series will debut in 2023, with rumors suggesting that it will debut in late 2023. This is due to The Mandalorian Season 3 taking the No. 1 spot for Star Wars content on Disney+.
Ahsoka: plot and cast
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Following the events of Return of the Jedi and The Mandalorian Season 2, Ahsoka Tano sets out across the galaxy in search of the legendary villain Grand Admiral Thrawn. It’s not yet known who will play Thrawn live, but hopefully it will be Lars Mikkelsen, who played the character in Star Wars Rebels. He is an accomplished actor who would be perfect for the role.
Speaking of Rebels, Eman Esfandi has been confirmed to play Ezra Bridger in the series. Star Wars Rebels ended on a cliff with Thrawn and Brigder’s disappearance, and it’s believed that Ahsoka will focus on trying to find them both.
“Ahsoka is an ongoing story. In my mind, it’s definitely about achieving a goal, rather than just being little adventures,” Dave Filoni said in an interview with Vanity Fair.
(opens in a new tab) Filoni continued, “I just recently started to realize that all these kids who watched Clone Wars are much older now, they’re very excited about everything they grew up with, as they should.
Ahsoka: When can we expect a trailer?
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If it’s not scheduled to release before late 2023, that means we could get loads of trailer content around Star Wars Celebration in May 2023. Keep in mind we didn’t have a full Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer until it’s almost time for release, so Disney might try to keep the show under wraps until they’re ready to show more.
Could the show contain spoilers for season 3 of The Mandalorian that Disney won’t reveal until the show airs early next year? It is possible. But if you want to avoid spoilers, you’ll have to wait for the new season to air. Until then, keep speculating!
Ahsoka: Will Darth Vader return for the series?
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Ahsoka Tano’s confrontation with her former master, Anakin Skywalker, is one of the best parts of modern Star Wars canon. The battle that took place in Rebels was something Star Wars fans have been hoping for since she was introduced as Anakin’s apprentice. But will the fallen Anakin Skywalker appear in the series as Darth Vader?
We’re thrilled to have Hayden Christensen reprising the role of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader in the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series! Given the great reception his performance on the show has received, we hope he will play an important role in the series. We can’t wait to see what he does next!