A new director has reportedly been revealed for Disney+’s upcoming “Ahsoka” series. The news comes from director Steph Green’s Instagram bio which states “Emmy and Oscar nominated filmmaker | WATCHMEN | AHSOKA | NEW BOY.” Green previously directed an episode on another Star Wars series, The Book of Boba Fett’s second chapter, “The Tribes of Tatooine”.
As always, since nothing has been announced by Lucasfilm or Disney, we will treat this as a rumor for now.
Rosario Dawson will be reprising her role as Ahsoka in the limited series who we last saw in Season 2 of The Mandalorian and in Chapter 6 of The Book of Boba Fett. Reports have confirmed that Natasha Liu Bordizzo will portray Sabine Wren, Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Kate, Birds of Prey) has reportedly been cast as Hera Syndulla and Ivanna Sakhno (Pacific Rim: Uprising) will play a new character Shin. Additionally, Ray Stevenson (Vikings) joined the cast. THR reports that “he is a villain in the series and will play an admiral … although, not Thrawn.” Eman Esfandi (King Richard) was recently announced to play Ezra Bridger in the series.
According to a new casting rumor, Lars Mikkelsen has been cast to play Grand Admiral Thrawn in the upcoming “Ahsoka” series. Mikkelsen provided the voice for Thrawn in Star Wars: Rebels.
Insider Daniel Richtman previously revealed the following logline and synopsis for the series:
In “Ahsoka” Tano (Rosario Dawson) is on the hunt for the evil Grand Admiral Thrawn in the hope it will help her locate the missing Ezra Bridger, the young Jedi that disappeared with Thrawn many years ago. Based on characters from the “Star Wars” franchise. A spinoff of the TV series “The Mandalorian.”
Peter Ramsey will reportedly direct at least one episode of Disney+’s upcoming “Ahsoka” series. Ramsey is the first Black filmmaker to win the animated feature Oscar as co-director of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Dave Filoni is attached to write the show and is exec producing with Jon Favreau.
Filming has already wrapped on the series.
“Ahsoka” is scheduled to premiere on Disney+ in 2023.
Source: The Direct