When The Mandalorian debuted on Disney+ in November 2019, very few people – even Dave Filoni himself – imagined Star Wars’ first live-action series would lead to the return of fan-favorite Togruta Ahsoka Tano. It was one thing to have her appear in one episode of a new show. It’s another thing entirely to comprehend that she’s getting her very own show – Star Wars: Ahsoka.
Filoni recently spoke to Empire about the scriptwriting process for Ahsoka, offering fans a million reasons to be excited about the show without giving a single thing away … per usual.
“It’s thrilling, I gotta tell you,” he said. “It’s something you imagine doing for a long time. And then it’s kind of startling when you’re sitting there, and now you have to do it.”
The Star Wars creator, writer, producer, and director also said Ahsoka’s story wouldn’t have evolved into what it’s becoming now without people like Jon Favreau also on the galaxy far, far away playground.
“Years ago, I never would have imagined that it was sprung from a branch of a tree that had anything to do with a guy [like] Din Djarin, or a child that looks like Yoda,” he said. “It’s a great lesson for me on how, when you have other creatives like Jon Favreau, they can help lend such dimension and depth to what you’re doing.”
Filoni has been creating Ahsoka content for over a decade now, even during The Clone Wars when he was largely still working under George Lucas’s direction. But he has transformed Ahsoka’s legacy into a story with such depth and larger galaxy-wide implications that her timeline needed to continue in its own series … and there’s no better person to lead the charge than him.
Though we don’t know exactly when Ahsoka will finally arrive on Disney+, fans of Filoni’s previous work in Star Wars can rest assured that he and his creative team are making something truly unforgettable.
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