In December 2020, it was announced by Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy that they would be giving Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka Tano her own live-action series on Disney+ and Dave Filoni would be writing alongside producing with Jon Favreau.
After making her long-awaited live-action debut in The Mandalorian, Ahsoka Tano’s story, written by Dave Filoni, will continue in a limited series starring Rosario Dawson and executive produced by Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau.
Over the summer it was first revealed by THR that the Star Wars: Rebels character Sabine Wren would join the series.
Now, Dawson is leading a live-action Ahsoka spinoff for Disney+, with sources saying Lucasfilm is looking for an actress to star opposite Dawson as Mandalorian warrior Sabine Wren.
Lucasfilm has now found their actress, as Deadline reports that Aussie actress Natasha Liu Bordizzo will play the live-action version of Sabrine Wren. The young actress co-starred with Rogue One’s Donnie Yen and Shang-Chi’s Michelle Yeoh in Netflix’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny back in 2016.
Hayden Christensen is also reportedly back for the upcoming Ahsoka series. The assumption here is that he’ll potentially play the force ghost incarnation of Anakin Skywalker as Ahsoka Tano’s appearance in The Mandalorian took place many years after the death of Darth Vader/Skywalker.
Ahsoka and Anakin have a long-established relationship in the animation side of Star Wars canon as she was the apprentice of Skywalker in Star Wars: The Clone Wars before Tano exited the Jedi Order. In Star Wars: Rebels, they were reunited as they came to blows as Skywalker had been transformed into the Sith Lord, Darth Vader.
The beloved Star Wars character was on a mission to find Grand Adrimal Thrawn in her episode of The Mandalorian, which suggests that we’ll be getting live-action incarnations of both Thrawn and Ezra Bridger. Although, actors have yet to be announced by Lucasfilm despite rumblings of certain actors being selected.
Filming isn’t expected to begin until next year which would suggest a 2023 debut on Disney+.