It looks like Ahsoka is slowly revving up, as there’s a new addition to the series cast. Deadline has announced that The Mandalorian spinoff has added Ivanna Sakhno in a new role. Her character will be specially created for the Disney+ series unlike her upcoming co-star Natasha Liu Bordizzo, who joined the cast as Star Wars: Rebels‘ Sabine Wren. The series will be written and executive produced by Dave Filoni. Jon Favreau also returns from his work from Din Djarin’s story, as the series might intersect in some way.
It’ll be the second spinoff from the series heading to Disney+, as we’re going to continue Boba Fett’s story after Christmas. He made his grand return alongside Rosario Dawson‘s take on the character of Ahsoka Tano in the same season. It’ll be interesting to see if we also get a tease of some kind on how exactly these various spinoff series might connect moving forward. We’re still waiting for an official casting announcement for the other Rebels character, Ezra Bridger. Mena Massoud is heavily rumored since February to tackle the role.