Last week, reports surfaced that Disney+ and Lucasfilm are in development on an Ahsoka Tano series, which would follow her appearance on season two of The Mandalorian. Well, according to a new report from The Direct, it sounds like we could see Tano again before her own series.
The site has learned, that Rosario Dawson — who plays Tano, has signed a multi-series deal that would have the character appearing in multiple series possibly including both the Cassian Andor and Obi-Wan series that are both in pre-production, or any additional series that are in development at the studio. Additional specifics of the deal are unknown at this time.
According Hollywood trades Dawson’s appearance in The Mandalorian season two which debuts on Disney+ this October is a guest starring role it is unknown how big of a role the fan-favorite Jedi will have, but with a new series in development and a multi-deal clause in Dawson’s contract, it is obvious their are big plans for the character moving forward.
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.
Source: The Direct