Who is starring in Ahsoka?
Rosario Dawson brings to life the character, which grew its popular fan-base in the animated series The Clone Wars. Hayden Christensen, who reprised his role as Anakin Skywalker (a.k.a. Darth Vader) in Obi-Wan Kenobi, will star alongside Dawson, whose character was formerly his apprentice. In addition, Ahsoka will see Ewan McGregor‘s partner, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, make her Star Wars debut. The Obi-Wan Kenobi star joked, “Our little boy has been born into this massive Star Wars family. He will either embrace it or really go the other way.”
The series is expected to premiere in 2023.
What is The Acolyte?
While Star Wars fans are familiar with the characters in other shows, the Acolyte is more mysterious as it’s set in the High Republic era. Showrunner Leslye Headland said of the upcoming series, “We’re taking a look at the political and personal and spiritual things that came up in a time period that we don’t know much about.”
She continued, “My question when watching The Phantom Menace was always like, ‘Well, how did things get to this point?’ How did we get to a point where a Sith lord can infiltrate the Senate and none of the Jedi pick up on it? Like, what went wrong? What are the scenarios that led us to this moment?”
Headland shared that casting is currently underway, so don’t hold your breath for this one.