Disney's upcoming Ahsoka series officially unveils its release date.
The announcement came alongside a featurette of new teaser footage posted by the official Disney Twitter account on June 7. The Rosario Dawson-led Star Wars series is set to premiere on Disney+ on Aug. 23.
Ahsoka is set to bring Dawson's titular Jedi back to the small screen for her own chapter in the wider Disney+ Star Wars saga. The series will see Dawson's Ahsoka Tano face off against a myriad of threats, namely that posed by the Inquisitors, a sadistic group of Force Wielders whose ranks include Shin Hati and Baylon Skoll as portrayed by Ivanna Sakhno and the late Ray Stevenson, respectively. Sakhno previously opened up about Stevenson's outgoing natureon set, noting that he even came up with a joke theme song for her character while filming. "Ray would just constantly walk around like, 'Who let the Shin out? Who, who, who…" Sakhno recalled.
Regarding the experience of filming Ahsoka, Dawson promised fans that she was ready to do the same all over again as soon as the opportunity arises. "I’m absolutely putting it out into the universe,” Dawson said before explaining how she felt she helped Ahsoka co-creator and series writer and director Dave Filoni manifest her role as the character specifically. "So I’m ready. I’m excited. I’m willing. I got my ice-packs ready to go for Season 2 and beyond," Dawson added.
During Star Wars Celebration 2023 in April, it was confirmed that three new Star Wars films set across the franchise's expansive timeline would be produced, including an entry by Filoni that would act as a "culmination" of the events of The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fettand Ahsoka. Although Filoni nor Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy offered any indication as to when the movie will release in theaters, it was made clear that it would wrap up the events that make up the "present" of the Star Wars Universe.
The other two films in this new trilogy include James Mangold's Dawn of the Jedi, which will precede Filoni's feature, is set to explore the origins of the Force as a religious symbol, and a Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy helmed Star Wars feature which will be set over a decade after the events of Rise of Skywalker. These features will effectively bookend the events of Ahsoka and Disney+'s other live-action Star Wars series, leaving the door open for the franchise's wider timeline to be further explored in the future.
Ahsoka arrives on Disney+ on Aug. 23.