The fifth Star Wars Disney+ series is on the way, and it’s about a character many superfans already know and love: Ahsoka Tano. Rosario Dawson stars as the former Jedi Padawan, who was Anakin Skywalker’s apprentice during the Clone Wars. The character was first introduced in the 2008 animated film “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” Fans continued to follow her journey in the “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” TV series before the show officially ended with its seventh season in May 2020. They also saw Ahsoka make a brief appearance as an adult in the 2014 animated series “Star Wars Rebels.”
Dawson debuted as live-action Ahsoka in a November 2020 episode of “The Mandalorian” and reprised the role in 2021’s “The Book of Boba Fett.” Her own series, “Ahsoka,” which was announced after that first appearance, will take place during the same era in the Star Wars timeline, about five years after the events of “Return of the Jedi.”
“Ahsoka” went into production earlier this year, and Dawson appeared at Star Wars Celebration in May to preview the new series. “It’s been just such a thrill and honor to bring this character to life and to feel the energy of everyone wanting to see her come to life,” Dawson said during a panel. “As a fan, it’s been exciting to experience it and see this story continue.”
Here’s everything we know about “Ahsoka” so far, including the cast, plot, time frame, and release date.