Fans of Ahsoka are going to be very excited about this one. I know I am! There have been a lot of delays and cancelations happening in the entertainment sector these days, due to a global pandemic. But there’s one thing we can all look forward to.
Great news coming out of a somewhat bleak month, Disney announced they had cast Rosario Dawson to play a live-action version of Ahsoka Tano, previously only a Clone Wars and Rebels animated character, to guest star in the upcoming second season of The Mandalorian.
And since then, we’ve heard rumors that this is really a backdoor pilot for a standalone Ahsoka series that will star Dawson, to run on Disney+. This would be a great way to introduce the character with a tie-in and create hype before releasing her own series later.
And we’re all about that! She’s an amazing start with over 112 acting credits to her name, including roles on Rent, Sin City and her Marvel role as Claire Temple.
We already know there is going to be a Mandalorian Season 2 (and how could there not be with how popular The Child is?) but Bob Iger already hinted at more spin-off shows.
Here’s a direct quote from two months ago on an earnings call:
“The priority in the next few years is television with The Mandalorian season 2 coming in October, and then more coming from The Mandalorian thereafter, including the possibility of infusing it with more characters and the possibility of taking those characters in their own direction in terms of series.”
I wonder who else might get a spin-off show of their own? It will be exciting to see some new Star Wars television series coming for our entertainment.