Production on the Star Wars streaming series Ahsoka has only been underway for a short while and in a very uncharacteristic move by Lucasfilm, we already have confirmation of when we can expect to see it.
In a comprehensive look at Lucasfilm’s Star Wars slate, Vanity Fair revealed that the live-action series, which is being developed by Ahsoka creator Dave Filoni, will stream in 2023. Filoni worked with Jon Favreau to find a way to fit Ahsoka into The Mandalorian in hopes of allowing the character’s amazing arc to continue in her own live-action series. And, according to Filoni, fans who are looking to see the character’s solo series follow up on Ahsoka’s appearances in Season 2 of The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, which hinted at her continuing her journey from her appearances in the animated series and search for Thrawn, probably won’t be disappointed.
Ahsoka is a continuous story. It is definitely driving toward a goal, in my mind, as opposed to being little singular adventures. That’s what I want the character to be doing, and I think that’s what fans want now. They have such a relationship with her. I’ve only recently started to understand that all those kids that watched Clone Wars are now a lot older—they’re very excited about all the things they grew up with, as they should be.
Unfortunately, with Star Wars’ recent recommitment to secrecy, that’s probably about as much as fans will learn about the plot of the series from any official channels. Despite star Rosario Dawson teasing online that Hayden Christensen would be part of the project’s cast, a move that would pair the wayward Jedi with her master-turned-Sith, Lucasfilm is staying mum on the possibility. The article does, however, confirm that Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who was reportedly added to the cast in January of 2022, will star in Ahsoka alongside Dawson, albeit in an unspecified role.
Despite the intense secrecy surrounding the project, it seems fans of the character have much to look forward to, especially with Filoni continuing on as caretaker of the character.
Source: Vanity Fair