Ahsoka Season 1: Everything You Need to Know Before Watching

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.

Cast Details

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.

Plot Details

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.

Watch: The Mandalorian Season 3 Trailer Released Plus Directors’ Lineup

Disney and Lucasfilm have released the full trailer for The Mandalorian season 3, which is set to stream on March 1st, 2023 over at Disney+. Din Djarin and Grogu will return and will eventually be reunited as they journey the galaxy once more. In case you missed it, here’s the official trailer.

Lucasfilm also released the official synopsis for The Mandalorian Season 3 last December. The season will follow Din Djarin as he raises Grogu and searches for a deeper purpose in his own life. The official synopsis reads:

The journeys of the Mandalorian through the Star Wars galaxy continue. Once a lone bounty hunter, Din Djarin has reunited with Grogu. Meanwhile, the New Republic struggles to lead the galaxy away from its dark history. The Mandalorian will cross paths with old allies and make new enemies as he and Grogu continue their journey together.

The latest official poster for the lone bounty hunter’s next season has also been revealed and shared across social media.

Pedro Pascal will reprise his role as Din Djarin, with Brendan Wayne and Lateef Crowder donning the Mandalore armor once more. Other returning cast members include Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan Kryze, Carl Weathers as Greef Karga, Emily Swallow as the Armorer, Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon, Omid Abtahi as Dr. Pershing, Amy Sedaris as Peli Motto, Christopher Lloyd, Misty Rosas in an unconfirmed role, and Simon Kassianides as Axe Woves, a companion of Bo-Katan.

Jon Favreau will once again be at the helm of the writing for all eight episodes of the upcoming season. Joining him in the writer’s room will be Dave Filoni, who will lend his talents to two episodes, and Noah Kloor, known for his work on “The Book of Boba Fett”. Disney Plus has also revealed the names of the directors who will be bringing the story to life this season. The list includes Rick Famuyiwa, Rachel Morrison, Lee Isaac Chung, Carl Weathers, Peter Ramsey, and Bryce Dallas Howard. Each of them will lend their unique vision to the series.

As the season unfolds, audiences will see familiar faces behind the camera, such as Rick Famuyiwa, Carl Weathers, and Bryce Dallas Howard, who have all previously contributed their talents to the series. Joining them is Rachel Morrison, a force to be reckoned with in the world of cinematography, having lent her expertise to films like Black Panther and Mudbound. She is also no stranger to directing having helmed episodes of The Morning Show and American Crime Story. Lee Isaac Chung, the Academy Award-nominated mastermind behind Minari also joins the team together with Peter Ramsey, the visionary behind 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and the upcoming Ahsoka series. Each of them will bring its own distinct perspective, making for an unforgettable grand finale.

The Mandalorian Season 3 will start streaming on Disney+ starting March 1, 2023.

Development of a New Star Wars The Mandalorian Spinoff Series Reportedly Underway

Lucasfilm and Disney are on a roll with a variety of Star Wars-related projects for the latter’s streaming platform. Projects that are officially in the works are Lando, Skeleton Crew, The Acolyte, and a second season of Andor. To top it off, the Star Wars The Mandalorian franchise is set to grow even bigger this year with the release of the third season of the show and its spinoff series, Ahsoka. But it looks like there’s more in store for the world of the Mandalorian. Entertainment insider Daniel Richtman has reportedly revealed that a new Star Wars The Mandalorian spinoff series is in development, which will be connected to the “MandoVerse.” This rumored spin-off series could potentially tie in with Ahsoka as part of the expanding Mandalorian franchise.

This new project is reportedly being referred to by the code name Ghost Track 17, a potential reference to the iconic spaceship The Ghost, from the animated show Rebels. The show introduced several characters created by Dave Filoni, who is also involved in The Mandalorian series.

Obviously, things are kept under a tight lid as far as this new series is concerned and there are no details or hints from Disney or Lucasfilms either.

The closes that we can consider as a clue is during the Star Wars Celebration 2022 event in Anaheim, California when Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni hinted at the possibility of a crossover event involving all of the Disney+ series that they have created. If this is the case, then perhaps we can hear more news about these crossover projects (which may include Ghost Track 17) when Disney launches this year’s Star Wars Celebration London this April.

Do you think there is some truth in this rumored new Star Wars The Mandalorian spinoff? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.


With more reporting from What’s on Disney Plus.

Updated Cast List of “Star Wars” Spinoff “The Mandalorian” on Disney+ Streaming

After percolating for several years following the acquisition of Lucasfilm by Disney, a major live-action Star Wars TV series has been announced this year to arrive with the upcoming launch of the Disney+ streaming service. Entitled The Mandalorian, the show would take place between the Original and Sequel Star Wars trilogies, it would follow a lone gunfighter from the mercenary planet from which Boba Fett is reputed to hail from.

With Jon Favreau as creator along with a list of notable directors from film and TV being in charge of episodes, Star Wars: The Mandalorian is to be headlined by Pedro Pascal of Game of Thrones fame accompanied by Gina Carano. More names have been added to the cast since. Here is an updated list:

  1. Pedro Pascal (Oberyn Martell from Game of Thrones)
  2. Gina Carano (Angdel Dust from Deadpool)
  3. Nick Nolte (Lt. Col. Tall from The Thin Red Line)
  4. Giancarlo Esposito (voice of Akela in 2016’s The Jungle Book)
  5. Carl Weathers (Apollo Creed from Rocky films)
  6. Werner Herzog (filmmaker-actor)
  7. Omid Abtahi (Homes from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2)
  8. Emily Swallow (Amara/The Darkness from Supernatural)

Aside from this series about The Mandalorian, another Star Wars show for Disney+ still being conceptualized involves the other adventures of Rebel Alliance spymaster Cassian Andor (played by Diego Luna) before the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Initial Cast List for “Star Wars” Spinoff “The Mandalorian” on Disney+ Streaming

As if to counteract some unreasonably critical opinions that the Star Wars saga and Lucasfilm has been driven to the ground by Disney following the contentious reception to The Last Jedi and Solo, This new live-action series spinoff being overseen by Jon Favreau in Disney+ streaming is proceeding quite nicely.

We already know that The Mandalorian takes place between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens (before Star Wars Rebels too), and that it follows the titular bounty hunter from the mercenary society that Boba Fett (allegedly) hails from. In addition, several planned episodes have attracted some high-profile directors.

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Now, we’ve received word on the first castings done for the show. There’s already a rough idea on what role one of them plays, but no actual character names have been provided thus far. So let’s get to the list:


  • Pedro Pascal as The Mandalorian


  • Gina Carano
  • Carl Weathers (rumored)

List of Known Episode Directors for Upcoming “Star Wars” Spinoff Series on Disney Streaming Service: “The Mandalorian”

While animated series Star Wars Resistance is off to a start on Disney Channel and XD, a more live-action spinoff to the massive space opera franchise is taking shape under the helm of show-runner Jon Favreau for its eventual premiere next year on Disney’s very own streaming service, yet unnamed.

The show’s called The Mandalorian, referring to the loose confederation and society of space bounty hunters from which Jango and Boba Fett hail from. This series chronicles the journey of a solitary Mandalorian gunfighter making his way through the Galaxy three years after the events of Return of the Jedi.

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Production on the show’s been promising so far, and even original creator George Lucas dropped by on the set on the occasion of Favreau’s 52nd birthday. They posed for photos with one of The Mandalorian’s executive producers; said EP is also directing one of the episodes. In fact, here’s a list of confirmed episode directors for the show so far, along with previous production credits.

  1. Dave Filoni (Avatar: The Last Airbender; Star Wars: The Clone Wars; Star Wars Rebels)
  2. Deborah Chow (Marvel’s Jessica Jones)
  3. Rick Famuyiwa (Dope)
  4. Bryce Dallas Howard (M83’s “Claudia Lewis” music video; Solemates)
  5. Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok)