The Star Wars series has always had an enthusiastic fan base that welcomed new characters and new storylines that existed within the galaxy far, far away.
This passion for new Star Wars content is what made creatives like Jon Favreau team up with other imaginative writers and producers to develop Star Wars spinoffs, both animated and live-action, well-received by the community.
These shows have become classics in their own right and have given us more heroes we want to get to know, one of which is Ahsoka Tano.
Ahsoka Tano first appeared in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars as Anakin Skywalker's padawan (the Jedi term for an apprentice).
She became a very important character in The Clone Wars for many fans, which may be why we eventually see her in live-action form in the second season of The Mandalorian, played by Rosario Dawson.
Now, Disney+ and Lucasfilm are giving Ahsoka her very own series, giving Star Wars enthusiasts even more reasons to love Ahsoka.
Table of Contents
- Star Wars: Ahsoka Release Date: When Will the New Star Wars Spinoff Come Out?
- Star Wars: Ahsoka Cast: Who are the Actors Included in the Disney+ Series?
- Star Wars: Ahsoka Crew: Who are the Creatives Behind the Scenes?
- Star Wars: Ahsoka Plot: What Will be the Plot of the Series?
- Star Wars: Ahsoka Trailer: Is There a Trailer for Ahsoka?
- Where to Watch Star Wars: Ahsoka: Where Can I Watch the Series?
Here is everything we need to know about the upcoming series, Star Wars: Ahsoka.
Star Wars: Ahsoka Release Date: When Will the New Star Wars Spinoff Come Out?
Ahsoka only started production on May 9, 2022, as announced by Disney+ on their official Twitter account.
The streaming service first confirmed in October 2021 that Ahsoka would not start production until early 2022.
In an interview with ScreenRant, Ahsoka lead star Rosario Dawson confirmed that filming was still ongoing by September 2022.
Yes, we're still filming it right now. We just have a couple months left. It's going great. It's really amazing learning martial arts in my 40s. It's super amazing, and I don't use that word very lightly. My grandmother used to say, ‘Amazing is two blue horses,’ if you ever said something was amazing. Because it'd be like, ‘No, amazing is two blue horses. That pizza slice probably isn't amazing.
Since production has only started, we can expect the series to premiere in late 2022 at the earliest, given how much CGI and editing the episodes may need.
If this were the case, it would follow the trend of other live-action Star Wars spinoffs premiering late in the year. The Book of Boba Fett, for example, came out on December 29, 2021.
Ahsoka lead star Rosario Dawson shared a quick behind-the-scenes clip of her during filming. It was a video of her silhouette, wearing her complete Ahsoka costume.
She posted the reel with the caption, "Happy Summer Solstice." This update confirms that production is underway.
Update (June 12, 2023):
We don't have to wait too long for Ahsoka to come out. At the Star Wars Celebration 2023 event held between April 7-10, 2023, Disney+ confirmed the film's official release date.
What's even better about this announcement is that the Star Wars Original series will be coming straight to the streaming platform on August 23, 2023.
Disney made an important announcement regarding the release date of Ahsoka. Instead of the original release date of August 23, the show was released earlier.
This meant that Star Wars: Ahsoka made its premiere on Tuesday, August 22. New episodes of the show were released every Tuesday at 6PM PT instead of Midnight PT.
Star Wars: Ahsoka Cast: Who are the Actors Included in the Disney+ Series?
Rosario Dawson will return to play Ahsoka to star in her own series.
Ahsoka had to go through a lot of difficulties, and Dawson's portrayal brought the character to life for many fans.
In one of her interviews, Dawson explained:
I love that she is this wanderer character who is going just to do good in the universe. The Jedi Order has disappeared in many ways, it's so fractured, and so many people are targeted.
Since the very beginning, the way that has been pulling her is to be vigilant, and to be brave, and to be wise, and to always have her eye set on rooting out evil.
She also said that this was one of the reasons that many fans, including herself, love Ahsoka.
Aside from Dawson, there are other famous names joining the cast of Ahsoka. Hayden Christensen will be part of the show as Anakin Skywalker, the man who eventually becomes Darth Vader.
The series takes place after the death of Death Vader so that we may see him in flashbacks in Ahsoka's memories.
There have also been some speculations that Ahsoka would use time travel to communicate with her master. Christensen is also set to appear in another Star Wars spinoff: Obi-Wan Kenobi. Obi-Wan premiers on May 27, 2022.
Natasha Liu Bordizzo also joins the series Sabine Wren, an Imperial Academy dropout who is a young Mandalorian. Sabine Wren first appeared in Star Wars: Rebels, where we saw her expertise in weaponry and explosives.
We can also expect to see more new faces in Ahsoka and the Star Wars universe. Ivanna Sakhno, Ray Stevenson, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead have the best cast for the Disney+ series, though their characters are yet to be revealed.
Winstead may know one or two things about Star Wars through her real-life husband, Ewan McGregor (no other than Obi-Wan himself).
We may see actors from other Star Wars shows, like Temuera Morrison from The Book of Boba Fett, but chances are we may not see Obi-Wan cross over to Ahsoka because of the time differences between the two.
Star Wars: Ahsoka Crew: Who are the Creatives Behind the Scenes?
Dave Filoni will be writing for the Star Wars: Ahsoka series. The latest reports show that Peter Ramsey, award-winning director of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse, will be directing at least one episode of the series.
The Disney+ series is produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, and Kathleen Kennedy.
Star Wars: Ahsoka Plot: What Will be the Plot of the Series?
Star Wars fans first met Ahsoka Tano in the animated series of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. We then met live-action Ahsoka when she appeared in The Mandalorian Chapter 13: The Jedi, played by Rosario Dawson.
In this episode, Ahsoka helps rid a village of their tyrannical ruler Magistrate Morgan Elsbeth.
It was unclear why Ahsoka spent her time in this village in the first place, but we later learn that she targeted Elsbeth because of her connection to the Empire and the Imperial Navy.
Ahsoka wants to know where her master, Admiral Thrawn, is.
To review, Admiral Thrawn first appeared in Star Wars Rebels, which ended with a cliffhanger. We do not know what happened to Admiral Thrawn, but this could mean that the admiral is alive.
So far, this is the plot that Ahsoka is most likely to take.
Star Wars: Ahsoka Trailer: Is There a Trailer for Ahsoka?
At the Star Wars Celebration 2023 event held in April, Disney+ premiered the first teaser trailer of Ahsoka.
The two-minute trailer shows Ahsoka as she explores the galaxy. There's also some talk about Thrawn's return, which could be interesting.
The trailer also gives us confirmation of Mary Elizabeth Winstead's character in the series.
She will be playing Hera Syndulla, a Twi'lek revolutionary leader who is considered a central figure against the early rebellion of Galactic Empire.
She also plays a vital role in forming the Alliance to Restore the Republic.
You can watch the teaser trailer here:
Here is also the trailer for The Mandalorian Season 2, the first series that featured a live-action Ahsoka character.
On August 13, 2023, Star Wars' YouTube channel released a new 45-second clip teasing the upcoming show:
Another 30-second teaser clip was released on the YouTube channel. You can watch it here:
Where to Watch Star Wars: Ahsoka: Where Can I Watch the Series?
You can watch Star Wars: Ahsoka on Disney+. There are other Star Wars-related shows you can also watch on Disney+.
The series was released on Disney+ on August 23, 2023.
Star Wars: Ahsoka introduces us to a more nuanced character, one we have grown to appreciate as the Star Wars cinematic universe continues to expand.
We are excited to see how much we will learn about Ahsoka and how she contributes to the greater scheme of things in the name of The Force.