Mark your calendars for August 23rd, because that’s when the highly-anticipated Star Wars: Ahsoka series will premiere on Disney+. Set in the same timeline as The Mandalorian, this show follows the journey of a character who has been part of the Star Wars universe since the prequels. Ahsoka Tano, a former Jedi Knight, made her debut in the Star Wars: Clone Wars animated series. Her animated adventures continued in Star Wars: Rebels before she finally appeared as a live-action character in season two of The Mandalorian and the first season of The Book of Boba Fett.
Portrayed by Rosario Dawson, Ahsoka takes the spotlight in this pseudo-sequel to Rebels, bringing several beloved characters from the animated series into live action for the first time. Natasha Liu Bordizzo stars as Sabine Wren, Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays Hera Syndulla, and Eman Esfandi appears as Ezra Bridger. The notorious Grand Admiral Thrawn, a villain from the franchise, will also make his live-action debut, portrayed by Lars Mikkelsen.
Joining the cast are David Tennant, Diana Lee Inosanto, and the late Ray Stevenson, who unfortunately passed away last month. There are also rumors swirling that Hayden Christensen will reprise his role as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader. For those unfamiliar, Ahsoka Tano was Anakin’s apprentice before he turned to the dark side, executing Jedi Padawans and destroying entire planets.
Disney+ has released a new trailer for the show, which will air on TV during the NBA Finals Game 3 tonight. While much of the footage has been seen in the previous trailer, there are a few new shots sprinkled throughout. The entire series is written by Dave Filoni, a key figure in the Star Wars franchise who originally created the character for Clone Wars.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Star Wars: Ahsoka
When does “Star Wars: Ahsoka” premiere?
“Star Wars: Ahsoka” is set to premiere on August 23rd.
Is “Star Wars: Ahsoka” connected to “The Mandalorian”?
Yes, “Star Wars: Ahsoka” takes place in the same timeline as “The Mandalorian” and features the character Ahsoka Tano, who made her live-action debut in season two of “The Mandalorian.”
Who plays Ahsoka Tano in “Star Wars: Ahsoka”?
Ahsoka Tano is portrayed by Rosario Dawson in “Star Wars: Ahsoka.”
Are there any other characters from the animated series appearing in “Star Wars: Ahsoka”?
Yes, several characters from the animated series “Star Wars: Rebels” will be making their live-action debut in “Star Wars: Ahsoka,” including Sabine Wren, Hera Syndulla, and Ezra Bridger.
Will Grand Admiral Thrawn be in “Star Wars: Ahsoka”?
Yes, Grand Admiral Thrawn, a notorious villain from the Star Wars franchise, will make his live-action debut in “Star Wars: Ahsoka” and will be portrayed by Lars Mikkelsen.
Is Hayden Christensen returning as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader in “Star Wars: Ahsoka”?
There are rumors that Hayden Christensen will reprise his role as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader in “Star Wars: Ahsoka,” but it has not been officially confirmed.
Who is the writer of “Star Wars: Ahsoka”?
The entire series of “Star Wars: Ahsoka” is being written by Dave Filoni, who is known for his work in the Star Wars franchise, particularly for creating the character of Ahsoka Tano in “Star Wars: Clone Wars.”