Ahsoka, the upcoming Disney+ series, has been generating a lot of buzz among Star Wars fans, and the recent Ahsoka panel at Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023 revealed some exciting new details about the show. Let’s take a look at the cast, the number of episodes in Ahsoka Season 1, and what we can expect from the series.
Rosario Dawson stars as Ahsoka Tano in the limited series, reprising the role after her live-action debut in The Mandalorian. Joining Dawson is Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Sabine Wren, Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. The series is written by Dave Filoni, who is also executive producing alongside Jon Favreau and Kathleen Kennedy.
Ahsoka Season 1 Episode Count
During an interview with Collider’s Steve Weintraub, Ray Stevenson, who plays Baylon in the show, revealed that Ahsoka’s first season will consist of eight episodes. This aligns the series with its live-action counterpart, The Mandalorian, which also had eight episodes in its first season. Check out what Ray Stevenson has to say in this video clip courtesy of Collider.
Here’s how many episodes are in #Ahsoka.
Ray Stevenson also tells us his favorite #Ahsoka episode at #StarWarsCelebration pic.twitter.com/T772KADnQs
— Collider (@Collider) April 8, 2023
Ahsoka Tano left the Jedi Order in its waning years, a victim of a conspiracy depicted in The Clone Wars animated series. While it’s unknown how much she continued her Jedi training in the intervening years, it’s safe to say that she still considers herself a Jedi. The show will follow Ahsoka’s story arc after she joined forces with Din Djarin during the second season of The Mandalorian.
The show will introduce us to Shin Hati, played by Ivanna Sakhno, who is a disciple and apprentice of Baylon – a former Jedi who survived Order 66 when it was executed in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Shin has been tasked with taking out Ahsoka by her dark master, Grand Admiral Thrawn, who is believed to be an ally of Baylon.
What to Expect from Ahsoka Season 1
The first trailer for Ahsoka was already released and showcased some of the action-packed moments that fans can expect when the series premieres on Disney+ in August 2023. With Filoni, Favreau, and Kennedy at the helm, we can expect a well-crafted and thrilling story that explores the character of Ahsoka Tano and her adventures in a galaxy far, far away.
Ahsoka is shaping up to be an exciting addition to the Star Wars universe, with a stellar cast and a promising storyline. With its first season consisting of eight episodes, fans can expect a concise and action-packed story that explores the character of Ahsoka Tano and her place in the Star Wars canon. Ahsoka Season 1 will premiere on Disney+ in August 2023, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for us. In case you missed it, here’s the official trailer for Ahsoka once again.