Ahsoka: Everything We Know – Cast, Release Date, Plot, And More

The next chapter in the small screen Star Wars saga is one step closer.

It has been announced that Ahsoka, a series centered on the fan favourite character (portrayed by Rosario Dawson in live action) is about to enter production in Los Angeles.

Although Lucasfilm is yet to comment, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Peter Ramsey (one of the co-directors of Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse) has been tapped to helm several episodes.

But there’s still a lot else still to be confirmed – with no episode count or even the vaguest hint of a plotline. With this in mind, here’s everything we know about Ahsoka so far.



As we already know, Dawson will be reprising her role as the series lead. But what about the cast around her?

Ukranian actress Ivanna Sakhno (Pacific Rim: Uprising) has been cast in an undisclosed role, while Australian actress Natasha Liu Bordizzo (The Voyeurs) is reportedly playing Sabine Wren, a character who previously appeared in Star Wars Rebels.

Ray Stevenson has been cast as a mystery villain – could it be Gar Saxon, the character he voiced in both The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels? Sources have previously told The Hollywood Reporter that he’ll be playing an admiral.


But we’re far more intrigued about two other roles. One of these is Hayden Christensen returning as Anakin Skywalker following the recent Obi-Wan Kenobi series.

However, with this series taking place five years after Return Of The Jedi (and Vader’s death), it seems likely he’ll be consigned to flashbacks, where he was Ahsoka’s Jedi master.

And then there’s Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who was announced as part of the cast in January. But our question is: has she already secretly joined the Star Wars universe?

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Ewan McGregor has said that while filming Obi-Wan he shot a scene with “someone special in my life” – fueling speculation that Winstead, his partner of five years, had quietly joined the Star Wars universe here, even if that does confuse the in-universe timescale.

However, many have said it could just be a similar prank to Paul Bettany saying he’d filmed a scene with an actor he admired on WandaVision, later revealing it was just himself in a different role. We’ll find out when Obi-Wan premieres in May!



As you’d expect from Disney, security is tight on this one, so no plot leaks have yet come out.

The Hollywood Reporter had this to offer on a potential storyline: “The set-up has consisted of Tano journeying from one end of the galaxy to another in search of Grand Admiral Thrawn, a former commander in the Empire, first introduced in novels.” Notably, it has been confirmed that Stevenson’s villain won’t be Thrawn.

We do know however that the show will be set within the timeline of The Mandalorian, with all signs pointing to a hardened interpretation of the character facing up to personal tragedy.


Writer Dave Filoni previously told Vanity Fair: “She is, for lack of a term, a master, because she’s largely an independent at this point. I’ve always made comparisons to her heading toward the Gandalf stage, where she is the one that has the knowledge of the world and can help others through it.

“We saw her basically hit the scene as a Padawan: young, naïve, brash, and aggressive. Then, in Rebels, she’s more of a traditional knight, trying to figure out how to fight a war.

“There’s a lot of hesitation around what she wants to be, who she can be, and how her life’s been guided. I think that now I’ve taken that a step further. When you see this version of the character, she’s world-weary from everything that she’s experienced and lived through. She’s seen so much happen in her time.”

Release Date


At time of writing, we’re in the last stages of pre-production before shooting starts at the end of April 2022. Because of this, it seems unlikely we’ll see the show before 2023.

A recent Hollywood Reporter article from D23 backed this up, where it was confirmed the show is nearing the end of production – meaning a 2023 debut is all but a given. Intriguingly, Dawson was quoted in that article about being hopeful for a season two, so expect this to not be a one-off series like The Book of Boba Fett.

This article will be updated with more behind the scenes info when we get it.

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Alistair Ryder

Alistair Ryder


Alistair is a culture journalist and lover of bad puns from Leeds. Subject yourself to his bad tweets by following him on Twitter @YesItsAlistair.