A little over a week ago, reports surfaced that Rosario Dawson (Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief) would have a guest role in the second season of The Mandalorian, as fan-favorite Jedi, Ahsoka Tano, which Hollywood trades have since confirmed.
The trades also reported they heard Tano’s appearance could lead to her own series. Well, thanks to a new rumor today, it looks like Disney+ and Lucasfilm is definitely doing that.
According to Star Wars site, Star Wars Unity, they hear from their sources that the studio is in the very early development of a series centered on the popular Clone Wars and Rebels character, with Dawson expected to return to star. It is unknown how the series would affect the rumored animated Rebels spinoff series that was reported on back in early January.
As of now, this is considered a rumor, so take this report with a grain of salt, but based on prior reports, this news seems very likely. Former Disney CEO and current chairman Bob Iger, previously stated that characters from The Mandalorian would spinoff into their own series.
“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.”
For those unfamiliar with Ahsoka Tano, the character first appeared in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie and the TV series that followed. As a padawan of Anakin Skywalker, who himself, wasn’t ready for a learner. As time goes by, the two become inseparable. Later on, in the series, she was framed for murder and decides to leave the Jedi Order indefinitely.
Fast forward to Star Wars: Rebels, she has grown exponentially in the ways of the force and helps out the Rebel Alliance; however, she hides her identity due to the Jedi being outlawed. As we get further into the series she had believed Anakin had died in the fall of the Jedi; however, she has a vision of Anakin blaming her for his fall to the dark side. She eventually comes to find Anakin, who is now Darth Vader and duels him. After the events of Rebels, not much is know about her whereabouts, which is expected to be told in the aforementioned spinoff series. Ashley Eckstein voices Tano in both series and will return for the animated spinoff.
You can see Dawson’s Ahsoka Tano later this year when season two of The Mandalorian debuts on Disney+ this October.
Source: Star Wars Unity