“Ahsoka,” the next exciting installment in the Star Wars universe, is gearing up to make its grand appearance on Disney Plus on August 22. The anticipation surrounding it is palpable, and the buzz is everywhere. It’s been a long two-and-a-half years since the initial announcement, but Ahsoka is finally on the horizon. We’ve gathered some eagerly awaited information about her first solo journey, so here’s a glimpse into what’s in store for Snips’s upcoming adventure.
Ahsoka’s mission became evident towards the conclusion of her episode on The Mandalorian. Following her duel with Morgan Elsbeth (Diana Lee Inosanto), she revealed her pursuit of a more significant target: Grand Admiral Thrawn, the formidable Chiss Imperial leader from “Star Wars Rebels.”
Thrawn, who had battled numerous Sith Lords and Inquisitors, emerged as one of the most relentless foes the Rebels ever encountered, pushing them to their very limits. The show’s ending felt more like a tantalizing cliffhanger, hinting at the continued existence of both Thrawn and Rebels’ hero Ezra Bridger in the vast cosmos. This suggests that Ahsoka’s story is a continuation of Tano’s tale and a direct follow-up to “Star Wars Rebels.”
When Does ‘Ahsoka’ Take Place?
The timeline for Ahsoka is set between 9-11 ABY, nestled after The Mandalorian season 2 (9 ABY) and more or less in parallel with The Mandalorian season 3 (11 ABY). This places Ahsoka roughly a decade after “A New Hope,” 10-15 years post “Star Wars Rebels” (5 BBY-1 BBY), and a significant 30 years after “The Clone Wars” (22 BBY-19 BBY). This also indicates that Ahsoka will be in her late 40s during her standalone series.
Ahsoka Premiere Release Date
Disney+ is shifting gears from its traditional midnight PST launch to a more audience-friendly primetime schedule. This means that fans can catch Ahsoka Episodes 1 and 2 at 6:00 pm PST/9:00 pm EST on Tuesday evening. This alteration seems crafted to create a unified viewing experience across North America, akin to a major cable TV event, rather than scattered viewings over subsequent days.
Ahsoka will unfold over eight episodes, providing Star Wars enthusiasts with a fresh episode to eagerly await every week until Tuesday, October 3. The series will begin with two episodes on the opening night, followed by a regular weekly release rhythm at 6:00 pm PST/9:00 pm EST. It’s a schedule that promises to keep fans engaged and excited for what’s to come in this new chapter of the Star Wars saga.
- Episode 1: On August 22
- Episode 2: On August 22
- Episode 3: On August 29
- Episode 4: On September 5
- Episode 5: On September 12
- Episode 6: On September 19
- Episode 7: On September 26
- Episode 8: On October 3
Ahsoka Cast List
- Rosario Dawson plays Ahsoka Tano
- Lars Mikkelsen plays Grand Admiral Thrawn
- Natasha Liu Bordizzo plays Sabine Wren
- Eman Esfandi plays Ezra Bridger
- Clancy Brown plays Governor Azadi
- Hayden Christensen plays Anakin Skywalker
- Ivanna Sakhno plays Shin Hati
- Ray Stevenson plays Baylan Skoll
- Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays Hera Syndulla
- Genevieve O’Reilly plays Mon Mothma
- Diana Lee Inosanto plays Morgan Elsbeth
- Jacqueline Antaramian plays Senator Rodrigo
- Nelson Lee plays Senator Hamato Xiono
- Erica Duke plays Gran Senator
- David Tennant plays Huyang
- Maurice Irvin plays Senator Mawood