Rosario Dawson’s Mandalorian spin-off is coming out Swinging
The tail-haired Jedi-turned-rebel first appeared in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. the brainchild of showrunner Dave Filoni. Originally a Padawan under the tutelage of Anakin Skywalker, she made her debut in the animated film Clone Wars before becoming a fan favorite throughout the show’s seven seasons. Needless to say, expectations were high for Rosario Dawson’s debut as a character. While she’s already great in the role, she’s had to play second fiddle to the characters whose shows she’s attended. Now, however, “Ahsoka” is the one with her name in the title and is a show that’s expected to explore her deep backstory.
Before the trailer dropped, fans could only speculate as to what ground “Ahsoka” could cover. Judging by her first appearance, it seems likely that Ahsoka will be hunting for Grand Admiral Thrawn, a character she met in Star Wars Rebels. With multiple seasons of Ahsoka stories already in canon, Ahsoka will have a lot to offer. Plus, the man who knows her best (after all, he created her) will shape the story as Filoni writes, directs and executive produces the new show (with Jon Favreau and Kathleen Kennedy also stepping into EP roles).
Filoni has previously discussed the possibility of a major crossover between shows sharing a common timeline, including Ahsoka. He told it recently The wrap that he likes the way the shows are “really very slowly building an ecosystem of characters, politics, and events in the post-Return of the Jedi era,” and confirmed that The Mandalorian won’t necessarily end the event of a major crossover. kennedy also reportedly mentioned a “climax story event” that could feature characters from multiple series, though there’s no word yet on when we might expect that.
“Ahsoka” will arrive in August 2023.