The addition to Disney Plus’ expanding array of Star Wars shows, titled “Ahsoka,” is set to arrive sooner than anticipated. This new series reintroduces the Jedi outcast, Ahsoka Tano (portrayed by Rosario Dawson), to our screens. Originally scheduled for release on August 23, 2023, the premiere date has been slightly advanced.

The revised release time, at 6:00 PM PT on Tuesday, August 22, still technically aligns with the 23rd in the UK. However, this adjustment allows enthusiastic fans to indulge in the new series at 2:00 AM GMT.

Taking place in the aftermath of the Empire’s downfall, during the same time frame as “The Mandalorian,” the upcoming series will delve into the narrative of Ahsoka Tano. Rosario Dawson, who embodies the iconic Jedi in both “The Mandalorian” and “The Book of Boba Fett,” will continue her portrayal in this new installment. The series is poised to delve deeper into Ahsoka’s origins and history.

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Release date and time

Originally slated for its debut on Disney+ on August 23, 2023, “Ahsoka” has undergone a schedule shift and officially premiered on Tuesdays in the United States at 6:00 PM PT.

The official trailer has also unveiled that the series will kick off with a two-episode launch, followed by subsequent episodes likely airing on a weekly basis.

In a treat for fans, a brief teaser from the show was unveiled as well. This teaser included a conversation between Ahsoka and the warrior Sabine Wren, along with a glimpse of the live-action portrayal of Hera Syndulla.


There will be eight episodes. Dave Filoni, one of the co-creators of “Ahsoka,” will be responsible for writing all of the episodes and will take the directorial helm for three of them. Additional episodes will be directed by a diverse lineup of talents including Rick Famuyiwa, Jennifer Getzinger, Steph Green, Geeta Patel, and Peter Ramsey.

While the potential for subsequent seasons of this spin-off to “The Mandalorian” remains uncertain, Rosario Dawson has expressed her openness to the idea of further seasons.

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In this series, Rosario Dawson will reprise her role as Ahsoka, succeeding Ashley Eckstein who had provided the character’s voice for several years in both “The Clone Wars” and “Star Wars Rebels.” Ashley Eckstein also made a vocal cameo appearance in 2019’s “The Rise of Skywalker.”

Some of the other members of the star cast are:

  1. Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Sabine Wren
  2. Eman Esfandi as Ezra Bridger
  3. Ray Stevenson as Baylan Skoll
  4. Diana Lee Inosanto as Morgan Elsbeth
  5. Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Hera Syndulla
  6. David Tennat as Huyang
  7. Ivanna Sakhno as Shin Hati


Ahsoka and Sabine are on a quest to locate Ezra Bridger and Thrawn. In an exclusive teaser unveiled during the Mando+ panel event, eager fans were treated to a glimpse of Ahsoka standing before the Rebels mural, with Sabine portrayed by Bordizzo entering the scene to join her.