Ahsoka: Co-creator Dave Filoni Provides An Update On The Star Wars Disney+ Series

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Ahsoka Disney+ series is only one of the several Star Wars projects that are set to debut exclusively on the streamer. Played by Rosario Dawson, the live-action incarnation of Ahsoka Tano debuted in the second season of The Mandalorian, and in December 2020, the spin-off show was officially announced, with Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau serving as showrunners.

The show is currently in pre-production, and filming is expected to start next year. Rosario Dawson will reprise the titular role, and Hayden Christensen is returning as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, the role he will also portray in the upcoming Obi-Wan series, in which Ewan McGregor returns as the titular character. It was recently announced that Natasha Liu Bordizzo joined the cast as Sabine Wren.

Now, here’s what co-creator Dave Filoni had to say about the upcoming show:

“It’s thrilling, I gotta tell you. It’s something you imagine doing for a long time. And then it’s kind of startling when you’re sitting there, and now you have to do it.”

“I thought of this adventure for Ahsoka for a long time, and it’s interesting to see how it’s evolved. Years ago, I never would have imagined that it was sprung from a branch of a tree that had anything to do with a guy [like] Din Djarin, or a child that looks like Yoda. It’s a great lesson for me on how, when you have other creatives like Jon Favreau, they can help lend such dimension and depth to what you’re doing.”

Dave Filoni for Empire

Ahsoka Disney+ series still has no official premiere date, but considering that filming still hasn’t started, it will be a long wait.