One of the latest Star Wars Disney+ series is on the way and it’s about a character many superfans already know and love: Ahsoka Tano. Rosario Dawson stars as the former Jedi Padawan, who was Anakin Skywalker’s apprentice during the Clone Wars. After what feels like years of waiting, the first teaser trailer for “Ahsoka” finally dropped on April 7, teasing what’s to come in the action-packed series — including a ton of lightsaber battles, of course, a first look at the live-action version of the show’s villain, Thrawn, and the summer release date.
Ahsoka was first introduced in the 2008 animated film “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” and fans later followed her journey through the “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” series before the show officially ended with its seventh season in May 2020. They also saw Ahsoka make a brief appearance as an adult in the 2014 animated series “Star Wars Rebels.”
Dawson debuted as live-action Ahsoka in a November 2020 episode of “The Mandalorian” and reprised the role in 2021’s “The Book of Boba Fett.” Her own series, “Ahsoka,” which was announced after that first appearance, will take place during the same era in the Star Wars timeline, about five years after the events of “Return of the Jedi.”
“Ahsoka” went into production in 2022 and Dawson appeared at the Star Wars Celebration in May — which POPSUGAR was on hand for — that same year to preview the series. “It’s been just such a thrill and honor to bring this character to life and to feel the energy of everyone wanting to see her come to life,” she said during a panel. “As a fan, it’s been exciting to experience it and see this story continue.”
Here’s everything we know about “Ahsoka” so far, from the trailer and cast to the plot, time frame, and more.