Star Wars: Ahsoka Disney+ TV Show Reportedly In Development
New rumors suggest a Star Wars Disney+ series centering on Ahsoka Tano is in the works after news broke of her appearance in The Mandalorian season 2.
A Ahsoka Tano series for Disney+ is reportedly in the works. Anakin Skywalker's Padawan was first introduced in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated feature film which was set between and Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Since then, she's appeared in other projects including The Clone Wars animated series and Star Wars Rebels. Now, Ahsoka is expected to make her live-action debut in season 2 where the character is will be played by Rosario Dawson.
With Lucasfilm finding new ways to expand Star Wars following the end of the Skywalker Saga in J.J. Abrams' , they're focusing their attention on the small screen with projects set exclusively for Disney+. After the success of the Jon Favreau-created show, The Mandalorian, a second season is set to roll out this October with season 3 already in development. Beyond it, there's a string of other shows in the works including the Obi-Wan Kenobi show, as well as a prequel, and if this new rumor pans out, Ahsoka will also headlining her own series.
Lucasfilm is reportedly working on an Ahsoka Tano project for Disney+ according to two sources. DanielRPK (via ) is reporting that there's some sort of project in development centered on the former Jedi. Meanwhile, Fandomwire reports more details, saying that it will be set after the events of Rebels and will feature Hera, Zeb and the Ghost's trusted droid, Chopper. Dave Filoni is said to be overseeing the series as its narrative chronicles the group's continued search for the missing Ezra. Given this, Grand Admiral Thrawn is supposedly also going to show up. Other than that, no other details about the show have been revealed.
There's no indication whatsoever from Lucasfilm that they're indeed developing an Ahsoka Tano Disney+ series, so it's best to take this news with a healthy dose of salt. That said, the idea of seeing the former Jedi spearheading her own show is exciting for her fans - especially on the heels of her recent Clone Wars series finale appearance. Arguably one of the most fleshed out characters in the Star Wars saga, there's still so much to learn about Ahsoka, especially with Filoni as the primary creative force behind it. For context, the last time fans saw Ahsoka chronologically was shortly after the defeat of the Galactic Empire. She teams up with Sabine Wren as they traveled to the Unknown Regions in the hopes of locating Ezra. This fits with what the rumor is claiming, although it's curious why it doesn't also mention Sabine.
If this new report comes to fruition, it's curious if Ahsoka Tano's upcoming appearance in The Mandalorian will function as a springboard for her TV show. With the Pedro Pascal-led show set five years after the events of Return of the Jedi, the time setting could work. The rumored project can shed light on the remaining mysteries regarding the character. Ahsoka's absence from the movies poses big questions about her whereabouts and what she's been up to during the rise and eventual reign of the First Order.
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Source: DanielRPK (via CBR), Fandomwire