“Star Wars” producer Dave Filoni recently shared an update fo the forthcoming “Ahsoka” series, which will center around the once-Jedi padawan Ahsoka Tano.
Filoni told Empire magazine that he has had an idea for an Ahsoka story for a long time and now he’s finally allowed to bring it to light.
- “It’s thrilling, I gotta tell you,” he said. “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.”
- “I thought of this adventure for Ahsoka for a long time, and it’s interesting to see how it’s evolved,” he says. “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.”
Ahsoka Tano made her “Star Wars” debut in Filoni’s “The Clone Wars” animated series as the padawan learner of Anakin Skywalker. After that series ended, Ahsoka showed up in “Star Wars Rebels,” another animated project by Filoni.
But it wasn’t until “The Mandalorian” that Ahsoka made her live-action debut, with Rosario Dawson playing the role. She helped The Mandalorian and Grogu (Baby Yoda) on a mission before leaving them behind in search of Grand Admiral Thrawn (a character from the animated world and, before that, “Star Wars” book lore).