‘Star Wars: Ahsoka’ Trailer Promises, Rebels, Revelations and Thrawn

The big screen adventures set in ‘Star Wars’ galaxy far, far away are finally starting to gear back up, but the TV equivalent keeps on expanding in interesting directions.

Spinning off from ‘The Mandalorian’ (and to an even greater degree, the animated ‘Star Wars Rebels’ series), ‘Ahsoka’ promises to be a thrilling adventure series that hews closer to the fun we’ve come to expect from Mando and co, compared to the listless yarn that was ‘The Book of Boba Fett’.

As played in live-action form by Rosario Dawson, the character made an impact on ‘Mandalorian’ and ‘Boba Fett’ and here gets her proper spotlight.

What’s the story of ‘Ahsoka’?

Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano in Lucasfilm's 'Ahsoka,' exclusively on Disney+.

Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano in Lucasfilm’s ‘Ahsoka,’ exclusively on Disney+. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.

‘Ahsoka’ continues the characters story from both ‘Rebels’ and her live-action adventures. The Jedi warrior, who has effectively turned her back on the order (though still performing heroic deeds).

She’s on the hunt to find both Ezra Bridger (Eman Esfandi) a jedi in training who disappears at the end of the ‘Rebels’ series. And then there’s Grand Admiral Thrawn (Lars Mikkelsen, who also voiced the character on ‘Rebels’), who is making his own plans to become heir to the Empire and bring the baddies roaring back.

He’s aided by some dark associates including Baylan Skoll (the late Ray Stevenson) and Ivanna Sakhno’s Shin Hati.

Ahsoka reaches out to some old ‘Rebels’ accomplices, including heroic pilot Hera Syndulla (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) the latter of whom, it’s revealed here, was training to be a Jedi under Ahsoka –– before Tano walked away.

And we can expect to see Hayden Christensen show up, most likely in flashback, as Anakin Skywalker, who helped to train Ahsoka in the ways of the Jedi before… well, you know.

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Ahsoka’s path

Rosario Dawson is Ahsoka Tano in Lucasfilm's 'Ahsoka,' exclusively on Disney+.

Rosario Dawson is Ahsoka Tano in Lucasfilm’s ‘Ahsoka,’ exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.

According to executive producer Dave Filoni, Ahsoka is still very much seeking her place in the galaxy.

Here’s what Filoni told Empire about the character in the show:

“She’s a wanderer at this point and is in a lot of ways wary of any organization as such because of the power that comes with it as a group. She walks a path that basically died out a long time ago. And there aren’t many like her left, if any. So that’s a lonely thing. What is that life like? If you are a loner, you have a very small circle of friends. What is it like, then, when you try to open back up?”

And he’s also clear about people embrace this character as she makes her full leap to the live-action world.

Filoni adds:

“The biggest challenge was, there’s a whole bunch of audience that know her, and a whole bunch that don’t. But there’s plenty of potential in that. She has one foot in the ‘Star Wars’ that a lot of people know because of her connection to Anakin, and yet she’s all new and can go in her own direction, in her own way. I think that makes her an interesting bridge between what came before and what’s really possible.”

‘Star Wars: Ahsoka’ will launch on Disney+ with its first two episodes on August 23rd.

Scene from Lucasfilm's 'Ahsoka,' exclusively on Disney+.

Scene from Lucasfilm’s ‘Ahsoka,’ exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.

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