The time is nigh for fans to return to a galaxy far, far away, as Star Wars: Ahsoka will be hitting Disney+ on 23 August. Following its earlier announcement of an August release window, the streamer has revealed the exact date in a new TV spot, which can be viewed below.
Set after the fall of the Empire, the live-action series follows the former Jedi Knight Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) as she investigates an emerging threat to the galaxy. It will consist of eight episodes, with episodes released on a weekly basis like all previous Star Wars shows on Disney+.
The character was first introduced during the Clone Wars animated series, making her official debut as Anakin Skywalker’s disciple. Over the course of the story, the young padawan grew into a mature, powerful hero who distanced herself from the ideals of the Jedi, and would later become the foil to Anakin. Ahsoka was co-created by George Lucas and Dave Filoni, and is now regarded as a beloved fan-favourite.
Dawson brought the character to live-action in the second season of The Mandalorian, where she crossed paths with Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal). In addition to the lead star, the cast for Ahsoka includes Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Sabine Wren, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Hera Syndulla, the late Ray Stevenson as Baylan Skoll, Ivanna Sakhno as Shin Hati, Diana Lee Inosanto as Morgan Elsbeth, David Tennant as Huyang, Lars Mikkelsen as Grand Admiral Thrawn, and Eman Esfandi as Ezra Bridger.
Meanwhile, Hayden Christensen is set to return as Darth Vader, so fans can expect plenty of other familiar faces from the franchise as well, including Star Wars: Rebels, which also features Ahsoka.
Star Wars: Ahsoka is written by Dave Filoni, who serves as executive producer alongside Jon Favreau, Kathleen Kennedy, Colin Wilson, and Carrie Beck. A second season has yet to be greenlit.