Ahsoka is one of the most anticipated Star Wars series coming to Disney+, as it’ll follow one of the franchise’s most beloved characters. Ahsoka Tano’s debut in The Mandalorian was an event all on its own, as fans counted down the hours until the episode would premier to get their very first look at the animated darling to enter live-action. Following the conclusion of The Mandalorian‘s second season, it was announced on Disney’s Investors Day that Rosario Dawson would be picking up her lightsabers for a solo outing in her very own series.
The series will reportedly follow Ahsoka as she travels the galaxy alongside Sabine Wren, searching for Ezra Bridger and Grand Admiral Thrawn, one of the franchise’s most treacherous foes. Thrawn is yet another character in the Star Wars universe fans are eager to see make their live-action debut and the Illuminerdi recently shared some details on the character’s upcoming debut. He is described as “unequivocally, the most clever and calculating of the Emperor’s followers.”
Most of his description will remain the same from the original books and his animated adaptation, as he’ll be a “blue-skinned humanoid with glowing red eyes.” The big takeaway, however, is that he’ll also act as a series lead, which is a promising showcase that he’ll have quite an active role throughout the series rather than just being a villain hidden in the shadows.
The role of Thrawn has yet to be cast as the series is currently targeting an early 2022 production start date, with no current release date attached to the series. Rosario Dawson will star alongside Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Ivanna Sakhno, and Hayden Christensen reprising his role as Anakin Skywalker.