The Ahsoka series has begun production!
On May 9, Disney announced on the official Star Wars Twitter account that the highly-anticipated series has begun filming alongside Ahsoka Tano creator Dave Filoni’s signature hat.
Ahsoka Tano was first introduced in 2008 in the animated series The Clone Wars. The Togruta Jedi Padawan of Anakin Skywalker fought alongside the Jedi in the legendary Clone Wars, Tano eventually left the Jedi Order, in turn saving her from the Great Jedi Purge as a result of Order 66.
Ahsoka, played by Rosario Dawson, made her triumphant return, and live-action debut, in season 2 of Disney+’s The Mandalorian along with a second appearance in The Book of Boba Fett alongside Luke Skywalker as he builds his Jedi Temple on Yavin 4. Star Wars‘ Disney+ series saga dubbed as “Mando-Verse” began five years after the events of The Return of the Jedi, opening up a whole new world for Ahsoka to find her way in.
With the release of The Book of Boba Fett, it teased just how connected the Mando-Verse might be, leaving questions if some of our other favorites from the universe may turn up in Ahsoka. Din Djarin and Grogu are two possibilities, especially with their history, as well as another surprise appearance of de-aged Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker or Boba Fett and Fennec Shand.
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Dawson will reprise her role for the series, with Dave Filoni writing the series and producing alongside Jon Favreau.
The series has no official release date but will likely premiere in 2023. Want to catch up on Ahsoka’s backstory but don’t have time to catch up on 7 seasons of Clone Wars? Disney+ has added a section in the Star Wars menu: “Star Wars: The Clone Wars Essential Episodes” to catch you up quickly!