Fans of “Ahsoka” are in for a surprise!
On Monday, the official Star Wars Twitter account revealed that the latest Disney+ live-action series had officially started production!
‘Ahsoka’ Started Production, Says Official Star Wars Twitter Account
Ahsoka, an Original series, starts production today. pic.twitter.com/b5WgGBihHo
— Star Wars (@starwars) May 9, 2022
On Monday, the official Star Wars Twitter account shared a chair with “Ahsoka” written across the back. There is a cowboy hat hanging off one of the corners of the chair, which most likely belongs to Lucasfilm Creative Director Dave Filoni.
“Ahsoka, an Original series, starts production today,” they captioned the snap. Unfortunately, there were no more details to be shared with fans at this time. The plot of the latest Star Wars series is still being under wraps for now, but fans can guess from the title that the show is going to center around Jedi Ahsoka Tano, who will be played by Rosario Dawson.
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Although Ahsoka is voiced by Ashley Eckstein in “The Clone Wars” and “Rebels” animated series, she has been played by Dawson in the live-action series “The Mandalorian” and made a brief appearance in its spin-off, “The Book of Boba Fett.”
The show will be set during the same time as “The Mandalorian,” but no more further details have been divulged.
The Cast Of ‘Ahsoka’ That Has Been Announced So Far
In April, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Marvel’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” director Peter Ramsey has been tapped to direct at least one episode of the “Ahsoka” live-action series.
In late March, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the History Channel’s “Vikings” star Ray Stevenson had joined the cast. Stevenson previously voiced Gar Saxon in “Star Wars Rebels” and “The Clone Wars.” He also played Volstagg in Marvel’s “Thor” films and Blackbeard in the Starz “Black Sails” pirate series.
Hayden Christensen, who played Anakin Skywalker in the “Star Wars” prequel series, will reprise his role as Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader. He will also reprise his role in the upcoming “Obi-Wan Kenobi” series, which is scheduled to be released on Friday, May 27.
Last November, The Blast reported that Australian actress Natasha Liu Bordizzo has been cast as Sabine Wren. The character had previously appeared only in the animated “Star Wars: Rebels” series. Sabine is a Mandalorian warrior who once worked as part of the Ghost Crew to fight back against the Empire, including Grand Admiral Thrawn. Bordizzo first made her debut in Netflix’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny” in 2016. She also appeared in Netflix’s “The Society” series in 2019 before it was canceled.
Actress Ivanna Sakhno has also been cast in a yet-to-be-disclosed role. At this time, it is believed that she is a new character that has been created for the series, as reported by Variety. Sakhno has appeared in various films, including “The Spy Who Dumped Me,” “Ivan the Powerful,” and “Pacific Rim: Uprising,” which also included “Star Wars” alum John Boyega, who portrayed Finn in the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy.
Bryce Dallas Howard Compares ‘The Clone Wars’ To ‘Ahsoka’
In a recent interview with Indie Wire, Bryce Dallas Howard gave some high praise to Dave Filoni, who will be writing and producing “Ahsoka.”
“He knows ‘Star Wars’ better than anyone other than George, and he was taught by George when he was doing all of the ‘Clone Wars’ because they did that together,” Howard explained. Howard has also collaborated with Filoni while she was directing several episodes of “The Mandalorian” and its spin-off series, “The Book of Boba Fett.”
Just like with “The Mandalorian,” Jon Favreau will return as showrunner.
“Without giving anything away, you are going to love the ‘Ahsoka’ show that’s coming up,” Howard teased. “I cannot tell you anything, but what I can say is that you being a fan of the ‘Clone Wars’ will be greatly rewarded.”
Unfortunately, there is no release date for the “Ahsoka” series, although fans expect that it will be released on Disney+ sometime in 2023.