That galaxy far, far away is about to get even bigger! On December 10, 2020, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy announced a number of new Star Wars films and TV series, including a limited live-action TV series revolving around none other than Ahsoka Tano.
Official description: After making her long awaited live-action debut in The Mandalorian, Ahsoka Tano’s story, written by Dave Filoni, will continue in a limited series starring Rosario Dawson and produced by Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau.
The series will be a Disney+ exclusive and has no confirmed release date (or year) as of yet. There are few concrete details about the premise of the show or its exact placement on the Star Wars timeline but it’s rumoured to culminate in a climactic crossover event with other recently announced shows such as Rangers of the New Republic, The Book of Boba Fett, and season three of The Mandalorian. So there’s a good chance that we will see Ahsoka continue her search for Grand Admiral Thrawn, who was unexpectedly namedropped during the Togruta’s showdown with Morgan Elsbeth in the Mandalorian episode “The Jedi”. And the choice of imagery used in the official artwork that was unveiled during the investor day event suggests that the World Between Worlds could play a role within the series. Will we finally get to see what happened to Ahsoka after her encounter with Vader on Malachor?
The fan reaction to the announcement has been mixed. Many fans are ecstatic that Ahsoka is finally getting her own live-action TV series and have started speculating about which other characters might make the leap from animation to live action; Sabine Wren and Rex seem to be top of that list. Others, however, are less than thrilled that Ahsoka’s story will be continuing in live action. Star Wars Rebels fans had assumed that the search for Ezra Bridger and Thrawn would be the subject of a new animated series and while no such series was ever confirmed or announced by Lucasfilm, they couldn’t help but feel disappointed that the long-rumoured Rebels sequel series may have been scrapped in favour of a live-action series.
Then there’s actress Rosario Dawson, who hasn’t been universally welcomed with open arms. Whether it’s the now-dropped allegations of her involvement in a transphobic attack or the fact that the role wasn’t awarded to Ashley Eckstein, Dawson’s debut performance has been a sore subject for many long-time Ahsoka fans, especially those in the LGBTQ+ community. But this is a discussion for another time.
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