Rosario Dawson's Ahsoka Writer Teases Evolving Story of Disney+ Show

By Russ Milheim Updated:
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Star Wars has been on the rise recently. While Lucasfilm's content hasn't been to the levels of Marvel Studios, its ambitious plans are reaching those same heights.

This year has only had The Bad Batch and Visions, but later this year, fans will have The Book of Boba Fett's big launch. Then, next year, there are at least three to four series on the schedule for fans to look forward to.

One of those is Ahsoka, which will follow the fan-favorite character in her first solo outing. She's played by Rosario Dawson, who made her live-action debut during The Mandalorian's second season.

So what can audiences expect going into her show? Well, details are scarce, but the character's original creator, Dave Filoni, is writing the series. So, at the least, audiences can expect an authentic tale with Ahsoka.

Filoni on Writing Ahsoka for Disney+

Ahsoka, Sabine
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In an interview with Empire, Dave Filoni, writer for the upcoming Disney+ series Ahsoka, talked about his progress in writing the show. 

Filoni was the original creator of Rosario Dawson's character, whose introduction in live-action comes a decade after her inception for The Clone Wars. According to the writer, "it's thrilling" to be creating this story for her:

“It's thrilling, I gotta tell you... 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."

As for the story he is telling, Filoni revealed that he's "thought of this adventure for Ahsoka for a long time:"

“I thought of this adventure for Ahsoka for a long time, and it's interesting to see how it's evolved... 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.”

Rosario Dawson's Ahsoka, Star of the Show

Many fans are ecstatic to have Dave Filoni in the writer's chair for the show. After all, the man is the architect of The Clone Wars and Rebels, two highly beloved projects in the Star Wars universe––many would claim that they're better than most, if not all, of the films.

The return of elements from those early animated stories in live-action has been one of the biggest points of excitement for The Mandalorian. First, there was Bo Katan, then Ahsoka, and soon, fans will even have Sabine Wren.

Many have felt that over the years, Lucasfilm was all but ignoring the prequel era. Now, after Episode IX, its approach has changed. Mando's adventures with Grogu have shifted the overall Star Wars dynamic, and the studio has started to feel more comfortable touching what it once avoided.

Hopefully, Ahsoka ends up being everything fans have wanted and more. The show does not have a release date yet, but the next Star Wars Disney+ series, The Book of Boba Fett, releases on December 29 later this year.

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- About The Author: Russ Milheim
Russ Milheim is the Industry Relations Coordinator at The Direct. On top of utilizing his expertise on the many corners of today’s entertainment to cover the latest news and theories, he establishes and maintains communication and relations between the outlet and the many studio and talent representatives.