Jon Favreau teased the creative team’s approach to the upcoming Ahsoka series, and it sounds very different from anything else in the Star Wars wheelhouse.
Details about Star Wars: The Ahsokas are still few and far between, despite the spinoff series supposedly being the next show in the pipeline after The Mandalorian season 3. It is currently slated to debut in 2023, potentially as early as May – Disney probably wouldn’t miss out on having a new Star Wars show debut for May 2023, but we know little of what that will entail.
In a recent interview with Entertainment WeeklyFavreau — who has directed all three seasons of The Mandalorian thus far — teased the style of Ahsoka’s new series with two words: “samurai adventure.” This is an approach we haven’t seen in any of the Disney+ Star Wars shows thus far, perhaps beyond Chapter 13 of The Mandalorian. (That was the one with — you guessed it — Ahsoka.)
There’s not much to go at this point yet, but it does give us an idea of what to expect from Ahsoka when it releases next year. The show is likely positioned as a sequel to Star Wars Rebels, and will reportedly see more characters from that animated series return to screens in live action, including Ezra Bridger, Sabine Wren, Hera Syndulla, and Chopper.
The current cast is also said to feature Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker – reprising his most iconic role again following this summer’s Obi-Wan Kenobi – while Ivanna Sakhno and Mary Elizabeth Winstead are both reportedly aboard in undisclosed roles. Rosario Dawson will return as Ahsoka, having first appeared in The Mandalorian and then The Book of Boba Fett.
The LEGO Group’s recent focus on the Disney+ TV series (also Andor in 75338 Ferrix Ambush) suggests that we are likely to see at least one LEGO Star Wars set for Ahsoka, which could potentially bring coveted characters like Hera Syndulla, Sabine Wren and even back into the mix. Grand Admiral Thrawn. We will find out for sure in 2023.
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