‘Ahsoka’: The Ultimate Guide to Disney+’s Next Star Wars Adventure

She’s not just a friend of the family, she’s a Star Wars icon. Ahsoka Tano, once a scarcely mentioned character, now holds a pivotal place in the expansive Star Wars universe. From being an unexpected padawan to an undeniable hero in The Mandalorian, her journey is about to unfold further.

Release Date and Platform

Premiere Date: August 23, 2023
Platform: Exclusively on Disney+

Trailers Galore

Star Wars Celebration 2022: A special reel was showcased, hinting at Hera Syndulla’s appearance and other returning characters.

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Disney+ 2023 Sizzle Reel: A glimpse of Ahsoka preparing for an upcoming mission.

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Teaser Trailer (April 7, 2023): Featuring the live-action debuts of Sabine Wren, Hera Syndulla, and Ezra Bridger. The looming presence of Grand Admiral Thrawn and Sith character Baylan were teased.

Full Official Trailer (July 11, 2023): Grand Admiral Thrawn takes center stage with hints about Ezra Bridger’s role.

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Teaser (August 11): A focus on Ahsoka’s training sessions with Sabine Wren.

Teaser “Force” (August 14): Hayden Christensen is stepping back into the robes of Anakin Skywalker.

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Plot Preview

While details remain under wraps, the overarching narrative seems to revolve around Ahsoka’s hunt for Grand Admiral Thrawn, taking cues from Star Wars Rebels. The official statement teases an investigation of a new threat after the Empire’s fall.

Star-studded Cast

  • Ahsoka Tano: Rosario Dawson
  • Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader: Hayden Christensen
  • Sabine Wren: Natasha Liu Bordizzo
  • Ezra Bridger: Eman Esfandi
  • Hera Syndulla: Mary Elizabeth Winstead
  • Baylan: Ray Stevenson
  • Huyang: David Tennant
  • Mon Mothma: Genevieve O’Reilly
  • Morgan Elsbeth: Diana Lee Inosanto
  • Grand Admiral Thrawn: Lars Mikkelsen

Several other stars, including Ivanna Sakhno, are part of the series in undisclosed roles.

The Masterminds Behind ‘Ahsoka’

Dave Filoni spearheads the project as the writer, showrunner, and probable director. Given his pivotal role in Ahsoka’s creation and journey, it seems fitting. Filoni, alongside Jon Favreau and Kathleen Kennedy, also wears the producer’s hat. Joining the directorial crew is the brilliant Peter Ramsay from Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse.

Rosario Dawson applauds Filoni’s dedication and hopes for their continued collaboration.

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Will There Be a Season 2?

Despite being initially presented as a miniseries, the possibility of a second season isn’t ruled out. Given the character’s popularity and precedent of Disney+ renewals (like Loki), fans can remain hopeful.

Timeline Context

The series is situated between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, following the Empire’s fall and before the First Order’s ascent. Flashback sequences, potentially showing Ahsoka’s early life during the Clone Wars, are highly anticipated.

For newcomers, the ideal starting point would be the original animated series, to fully grasp Ahsoka’s evolution.