Ray Stevenson (Vikings) has joined Disney+’s upcoming “Ahsoka” series. THR reports that “he is a villain in the series and will play an admiral … although, not Thrawn.”
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 and Ivanna Sakhno will play a newly created character reportedly named Astrid. Mary Elizabeth Winstead has also been cast in an undisclosed role. Additionally, Hayden Christensen is set to reprise his role of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader in the upcoming series. How Christensen’s character will fit into the show remains to be seen since the events are set to take place 5 years after Return of the Jedi.
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.”
Rumors have suggested that Mena Massoud (Aladdin) had reportedly been cast to play Bridger and Lars Mikkelsen has been linked to the role of Thrawn however nothing has been confirmed so far. The Clone Wars character Barriss Offee has also been rumored to appear in the series.
Dave Filoni is also attached to write the show and is exec producing with Jon Favreau.
“Ahsoka” is due to begin filming in Los Angeles at the end of April.
A Disney+ release date has not been announced yet for “Ahsoka” however it is expected to premiere in Spring 2023.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter