‘Star Wars’ series ‘Ahsoka’ begins filming with Rosario Dawson

It will be released next year

Star Wars spin-off series Ahsoka has officially started filming.

The forthcoming Disney+ series will tell the standalone story of Ahsoka Tano, a character first introduced on screen in The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett.

Lucasfilm confirmed the news with a new image from the set, featuring a director’s chair and a cowboy hat resting on it.

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Before the two Disney+ shows, Ahsoka Tano first appeared in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and then featured in the animated series of the same name.

She later featured in Star Wars Rebels, before making the leap to live-action with the two television series.

Ahsoka was played by Rosario Dawson in the live-action series, making her debut in episode five of the second season of The Mandalorian.

Discussing a set piece in which Ahsoka kills a number of masked enemies with her trademark double white lightsabers, NME wrote: “In a year without blockbusters, it’s easily the most badass bit of action movie chic that we’ve had in months – and Dawson (Sin CityDeath Proof) gives Ahsoka all the seasoned samurai gravitas she deserves.”

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Dawson will be leading the new Ahsoka series, while Hayden Christensen will be reprising his role as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, which he’ll also be playing in new series Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Alongside Dawson and Christensen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ray Stevenson and Natashia Liu Bordizzo will also star in Ahsoka.

Obi-Wan Kenobi will air on Disney+ on May 27.

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