Ahsok executive producer Dave Filoni says he’s been planning The Manda lorian spinoff story for years and discusses how it’s evolved over time.For Dave Filoni, who co-created Ahsoka Tano with George Lucas, the character’s liveaction series has been years in the making.Ana kin Sky walker Jedi Padawan first appeared in 2008’s animated Star War The Clone Wars film before co-starring in the Clone Wars TV show. She later returned for the animated Star Wars Rebels a series set 14 years after the Star Wars prequel movie trilogy before making her live-action debut in The Manorial Season 2, with Rosario Dawson bringing the Force wielding warrior to life. Filoni is now scripting an Ahsoka spinoff show that, like The Manda Florian, takes place five years after the events of Return of the Jedi, telling Empire, It thrilling, I gotta tell you.
Filoni, who also executive producing Ahsoka, went on to confirm that he thought of this adventure for Ahsoka for a long time and talked about the ways its story has evolved post Manorial. 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,said Filo, calling it a great lesson for himself on the ways other creatives, like The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau, can “help lend such dimension and depth to what you’re doing.
In the year or so since Lucasfilm announced the Ahsoka series at Disney’s Investors Day event in December 2020, more details have emerged, suggesting the show will basically serve as a sequel to Rebels. The animated series’ final episode, which aired in 2018, ended with Ahsoka and her fellow Rebel, the Mandalorian warrior Sabine Wren, setting out to find their comrade Ezra Bridger, a Jedi in training who was last seen being pulled into hyperspace with Grand Admiral Thrawn and his Imperial fleet by a pack of purrgil during the finale’s climax.The Mandalorian Season 2 confirmed Asoka is still hunting Thrown by the time her spinoff show picks up. Ahsoka has since cast Natasha Lie Borzoi to portray the live-action Sabine, with Mensa Massoud 2019’s Aladdin and Lars Mikkelsen who voiced Thrawn on Rebels rumored to be playing Ezra and Thrown. What’s more, the series promises to bring some emotional closure to its namesake’s tumultuous relationship with her Jedi mentor, now that Hayden Christensen is reportedly onboard to reprise his role as Anacin Darth Vader.Ahsoka has yet to receive a release date but looks to begin filming by the first quarter of 2022.