Star Wars: Ahsoka – Dave Filoni Having "Thrilling" Time Writing Series

Like many of the shows still in development at the streamer, the upcoming Rosario Dawson-starring live-action limited series Star Wars: Ahsoka has a lot of interesting unconfirmed reports floating around it. First, there was talk that Hayden Christensen's Anakin would be "skywalking" around Lucasfilm and Disney+'s streaming "Star Wars" universe for more than just Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi. Then last week, we learned (though once again, reps have yet to confirm) that Natasha Liu Bordizzo (The Society, Day Shift) had been cast in the lead role of Sabine Wren from the animated series Star Wars Rebels. So we thought maybe it was time to check in something a ton more "on the record," and that comes courtesy of series writer Dave Filoni. Executive producing the series with Jon Favreau and with March 2022 being eyed for production to begin, Filoni offered a mid-writing update to Empire Magazine.

The Mandalorian: Ashley Eckstein congratulates Rosario Dawson on bringing Ahsoka Tano to life (Images: TWDC)
The Mandalorian: Ashley Eckstein congratulates Rosario Dawson on bringing Ahsoka Tano to life (Images: TWDC)

"It's thrilling, I gotta tell you," Filoni explained about how he feels about the scripting process. "It's something you imagine doing for a long time. And then it's kind of startling when you're sitting there, and now you have to do it." The series will allow Filoni to not just expand upon the character but also take Ahsoka in bold new directions, too. "I thought of this adventure for Ahsoka for a long time, and it's interesting to see how it's evolved. Years ago, I never would have imagined that it was sprung from a branch of a tree that had anything to do with a guy [like] Din Djarin, or a child that looks like Yoda. It's a great lesson for me on how, when you have other creatives like Jon Favreau, they can help lend such dimension and depth to what you're doing."

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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