New ‘Ahsoka’ Trailer Reunites The ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Cast As Thrawn Emerges

The Mandalorian isn’t just the first and most successful of Disney’s Star Wars show, it has birth a franchise all to itself. Already we’ve seen The Book of Boba Fett spinoff, and coming up is the highly-anticipated Ahsoka, starring Rosario Dawson as the popular Jedi, Ahsoka Tano.

Debuting in Star Wars: The Clone Wars before leaping over to Star Wars Rebels, Ahsoka Tano is the former padewan of Anakin Skywalker before his turn to the Dark Side. In her new series, Ahsoka explores a post-Empire galaxy where new threats are emerging. She will also be on the hunt for the missing Ezra Bridger, the emerging Force-sensitive rebel who went missing along with Grand Admiral Thrawn.

Dawson is joined by Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ray Stevenson, Ivanna Sakhno, Diana Lee Inosanto, David Tennant, Lars Mikkelsen, and Eman Esfandi. Of course, this is another Dave Filoni joint as he has become the caretaker of the Star Wars mythology following George Lucas. He serves as head writer and will direct episodes along with Steph Green, Peter Ramsey, Jennifer Getzinger, Geeta Vasant Patel, and Rick Famuyiwa.

Ahsoka hits Disney+ on August 23rd with the first two episodes.

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