As we exclusively reported yesterday, Boba Fett is getting more than just a Mandalorian cameo, Boba Fett also has his own series in the works. But it turns out he’s not the only one! We’re excited to report that Disney+ is also already in-development for a new live-action Star Wars series starring fan favorite Ahsoka Tano.
We can also exclusively confirm that Star Wars Rebels favorite Bo-Katan Kryze, will also be appearing in Season 2 of The Mandalorian, as well as this new Ahsoka series.
For fans who haven’t yet watched Star Wars: The Clone Wars or Star Wars Rebels, Bo-Katan Kryze is a Mandalorian warrior who wielded the darksaber and ruled Mandalore at the end of Rebels. Seeing her back would make sense given that the darksaber is now in the hands of Moff Gideon at the end of Season 1 of The Mandalorian.
Sabine is a major character from Star Wars Rebels, who is a Mandalorian warrior born into House Wren, and serves as the weapons expert for the Ghost, the infamous ship used in Rebels. She’s also a friend and potential love interest of Ezra, the force sensitive lead of Rebels, who goes missing at the end of the series, causing her and Ahsoka to search for him.
This new live-action Ahsoka Tano spin-off series will take place after Star Wars Rebels, and will also feature Hera, a Twi’lek that was Captain of the Ghost, along with Chopper and Zeb, as they continue the search for Ezra, which was a major plot point on Rebels. We’re also told it’s incredibly possible for a live-action Grand Admiral Thrawn to also make an appearance in some way.
This spin-off series will be overseen by Clone Wars & Rebels creator Dave Filoni and finally give him an opportunity to expand his animated universe into live-action.
As previously reported, Rosario Dawson is playing the first live-action version of Ahsoka Tona. Dawson is fan dream casting. In fact, only one other actress has been requested by fans, Ashley Eckstein, who’s voiced the role in animated form. While it’s unfortunate we can’t see Eckstein continue the role, Dawson is a wonderful next choice.
Dawson also recently said the following to Variety about the part:
“That’s not confirmed yet but when that happens, I will be very happy… I’m very excited for that to be confirmed at some point and it would be a million and one percent because of the fans.”
A report this week from Slashfilm confirmed rumors that Katee Sackhoff will be reprising her role from the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, by playing a live-action version of Bo-Katan Kryze in season 2 of The Mandalorian.
WWE wrestler Sasha Banks was also cast in an undisclosed part for Season 2 of The Mandalorian. Some fans are speculating that she may be playing Sabine. While she did in fact shoot a role for the series, we can not yet confirm what part she’s playing.
We have more scoops regarding Disney+’s live-action Star Wars slate and will be revealing more this week, but it’s important to stress, that “In-Development” means teams connected to Lucasfilm are prepping and writing the following projects. It does not guarantee they will all make it to air. But these are the projects that we’ve been told are currently in the works behind the scenes.