Debuting on Disney+ this Tuesday, the fresh Star Wars spinoff, Ahsoka, unveiled its initial duo of episodes, establishing the foundation for an eagerly awaited narrative set in the expansive galaxy that fans have longed for.
Crafted and co-directed by Star Wars expert Dave Filoni, the series sees Rosario Dawson reprise her role as Ahsoka Tano, who made her live-action entrance in The Mandalorian. However, her history extends far beyond her encounters with Din Djarin and Grogu.
Making her debut in the 2008 animated film The Clone Wars as the adolescent apprentice of Anakin Skywalker (voiced by Matt Lanter), Ahsoka (voiced by Ashley Eckstein) boasts an extensive and impactful legacy in the Star Wars universe.
In subsequent series like The Clone Wars and Rebels, Ahsoka navigates Jedi training, resists their doctrine, survives Order's fall, aids rebellion, joins the Ghost crew resistance, and faces off against Darth Vader—a former mentor now a Sith Lord—in an epic duel.
Ahsoka continues from where the protagonist's narrative concluded in the final episode of Rebels, broadcast in March 2018, which left the futures of numerous beloved members of the Ghost crew uncertain.
Occurring in the identical timeframe as The Mandalorian, the occurrences in Ahsoka unfold numerous years subsequent to the collapse of the Galactic Empire depicted in The Return of the Jedi.
During this era, the New Republic, established by the Rebel Alliance after their triumph over the Empire, grapples with tenuous authority over the galaxy.