Ahsoka: Disney+ Announces Special Release Plan for Season 1

By Klein Felt Updated:
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Disney+ announced its release plan for the upcoming Star Wars series Ahsoka.

After making her live-action debut in Season 2 of The Mandalorian, Rosario Dawson is back as the Jedi Master Ahsoka in a series of her own.

The series will bring back much of the cast of the animated Star Wars Rebels, pushing the ongoing MandoVerse story forward while also serving as "a continuation" of Rebels

Ahsoka was recently revealed to be premiering on August 23, nearly six months after the franchise's last live-action streaming entry. 

Ahsoka Release Plan Revealed

Ahsoka Premiere

Ahsoka's latest trailer revealed a two-episode premiere for the Disney+ series on August 23. 

This means the series will have a seven-week release plan, running until Wednesday, September 20. 

This two-episode debut is similar to a number of recent Star Wars releases. Andor premiered with three episodes, while Obi-Wan Kenobi and The Bad Batch Season 2 both debuted with two episodes. 

The Ahsoka release plan is as follows, all on Wednesdays:

  • Episode 1: August 23
  • Episode 2: August 23
  • Episode 3: August 30
  • Episode 4: September 6
  • Episode 5: September 13
  • Episode 6: September 20
  • Episode 7: September 27
  • Episode 8: October 4

Will There Be More Episodes of Ahsoka?

There is plenty to be excited about in Ahsoka's eight-episode run. And given that fans will be getting one-third of the entire series in one day, August 23 just became the biggest day of the summer for Star Wars fans. 

A five-week run may seem short (especially after the gargantuan 12-episode Season 1 of Andor); however, Ahsoka feels a bit more like a mini-series akin to Obi-Wan Kenobi rather than the typical TV show.

This show is as much the beginning of something new as it is an epilogue for the beloved Star Wars Rebels

Sure, characters and narrative threads will play into the future of the MandoVerse story which Ahsoka finds itself planted firmly in the middle of, but the series will likely feel like an extra chapter of an already existing story rather than the start of a new one. 

There is a real chance these eight episodes are all fans get when it comes to Ahsoka.

A second season is not a guarantee at this point, so creator Dave Filoni has these eight episodes to weave a fulfilling Rebels follow-up without the promise of anything else for the upcoming series. 

Ahsoka debuts on August 23 on Disney+. 

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Klein Felt is a Senior Editor at The Direct. Joining the website back in 2020, he helped jumpstart video game content on The Direct. Klein plays a vital role as a part of the site's content team, demonstrating expertise in all things PlayStation, Marvel, and the greater entertainment industry.