Taking a Hero’s Journey With “Ahsoka” in New Teaser

A new teaser for Ahsoka has landed a week ahead of the series premiere. This latest Star Wars show is led by Rosario Dawson as the titular Jedi rebel, and it’s Dawson who leads us through this new teaser, which takes us on a brief tour of the iconic franchise—from the very first time Luke Skywalker wielded a lightsaber all the way to the moment Dawson’s Ahsoka steps into the action in The Mandalorian, the very first live-action Star Wars series, on her own hero’s journey.

Dawson describes what it means to her to be a part of this iconic, decades-spanning franchise, yet she’s not only just a part—she’s actually making history in her own way. Ahsoka marks the first time the animated portion of the Star Wars galaxy is getting the live-action treatment. Led by writer/director Dave Filoni, Ahsoka will, at least in part, continue a story he began telling during his 2014 animated series Star Wars: Rebels, in which Ahsoka (voiced by Ashley Eckstein) and the rebel Mandalorian Sabine Wren (voiced by Tina Sircar) were searching for the missing Jedi Ezra Bridger (voiced by Taylor Gray) and the villainous Grand Admiral Thrawn (voiced by Lars Mikkelsen). In the new live-action series, Dawson’s rebel Jedi will once again be teaming up with Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo), and both Ezra Bridger (Eman Esfandi) and Grand Admiral Thrawn (once again played by Lars Mikkelsen) have crucial roles to play. 

Also playing a part in the series is Hayden Christensen’s Darth Vader—yet it’s important to note that Ahsoka is set after Vader’s death in The Return of the Jedi. Ahsoka has a very deep connection to Darth Vader, at least to the man who became him. She was once a protégé of Anakin Skywalker. Ahsoka also features the droid Huyang (voiced by David Tennant), Shin Hati (Ivanna Sakhno), Baylan Skoll (Ray Stevenson), and Hera Syndulla (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). They’re all making their live-action debuts after first coming into the Star Wars galaxy as animated characters.

Check out the new Ahsoka teaser below. The series debuts on Disney+ on August 23:

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Featured image: (L-R): Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) and Huyang (David Tennant) in Lucasfilm’s STAR WARS: AHSOKA, exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.


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