It's safe to say that Ahsoka Tano's live-action debut in The Mandalorian Season 2 was well-received. Over the last decade, Ahsoka has become one of the most popular characters in the Star Wars franchise and was at the top of fan wishlists for a role in a live-action story.
Ahsoka's appearance in "Chapter 13 - The Jedi" was thrilling, and it left people wanting more. When we last saw her, Tano had just defeated the vile magistrate on Corvus and demanded the location of Grand Admiral Thrawn, setting up a new storyline that appears to continue the events of Star Wars Rebels.
For those concerned about Ahsoka's appearance being a one-and-done situation, fear not - the iconic heroine is getting her own series...
During the Disney Investor's Day event, Lucasfilm announced that a new series, Star Wars: Ahsoka, is in development. The limited series, starring Rosario Dawson, will be written by Dave Filoni and executive produced by Filoni and Jon Favreau.
It was revealed that Ahsoka and the other newly announced series Rangers of the New Republic would build up to a larger story with future projects and culminate with a larger event piece.
'Ahsoka' was rumored to be casting for the roles of Ezra Bridger and Grand Admiral Thrawn.
'Ahsoka' was rumored to revolve around “the hunt for the evil Grand Admiral Thrawn” while also trying to find “the missing Ezra Bridger."
Mena Massoud was rumored to be the frontrunner to play Ezra Bridger in 'Ahsoka.'
WHAT THIS MEANS
Ahsoka's appearance in The Mandalorian had long been rumored to serve as a backdoor into her own series, and the reports have now been proven true. Rosario Dawson pulled off an impossible task in bringing to life a fan-favorite animated character, emulating the gravitas that emulated Ahsoka Tano and her role in Star Wars.
There's no better person to write the series than Dave Filoni. The creator has been alongside the development of the character since the beginning of The Clone Wars, and he's overseen our beloved hero evolve into the Gandalf-inspired traveler. Ahsoka's quest to find Grand Admiral Thrawn and Ezra Bridger began during the epilogue of Rebels, and there was no way that name-dropping the antagonist wasn't going to be followed up in the near future.
It's incredible to look back at Ahsoka's journey and recognize that she's now earned a live-action series. The combat and wisdom the character portrayed in The Mandalorian will now have the opportunity to be displayed over the course of an entire limited run, and the Force will surely be right at the heart of this tale. Ahsoka recently took her first step into a larger world, but in good time, that world will get much bigger.