By George Bate
The upcoming live-action Ahsoka series for Disney+ has officially started filming. The announcement was accompanied with a chair sporting the Ahsoka logo on set, and also a look at Dave Filoni’s iconic cowboy hat.
Coincidentally, Ahsoka begins production on Rosario Dawson’s birthday. Dawson will play the titular character after appearing as Ahsoka in The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett.
Ahsoka was announced by Kathleen Kennedy on December 10, 2020 as part of Disney Investor Day. The series is written by Dave Filoni, who is also expected to direct some of the episodes. It is produced by Filoni and Jon Favreau, who team up once again following their work on The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett.
In typical Star Wars fashion, plot details are kept tightly under wraps. In November 2021, Deadline reported that Natasha Liu Bordizzo (The Society) will play Sabine Wren, bringing the Mandalorian character from Star Wars Rebels to life in live-action. This accompanies rumors that Mena Massoud (Aladdin) has been cast as Ezra Bridger. Meanwhile, Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pligram vs. the World, Fargo) has been cast in an undisclosed role.
Ahsoka will debut on Disney+ on an undisclosed date.