The Mandalorian has just wrapped up its third season and after the latest trailer at Star Wars Celebration, fans are now eyeing August for the release of Ahsoka. Dave Filoni created the character and it’s fitting that he not only is running the series but, also he wrote all of the episodes himself.
John Favreau will serve as an Executive Producer which marks the first time he has not been more involved in the post Return of the Jedi series. Recently Filloni sat down with Collider to discuss how he knows the characters better than anyone and what went into creating the series for Disney+.
We know that there will be other directors for Ahsoka so he’s not totally on this journey alone. Additionally, in the interview, he discussed the essential viewing to prepare us for what is being touted as the sequel to the hit series Rebels.
"“I would start, probably like the episode ‘Jedi Knight’, where the sad thing happens to Kanan. Even if you didn’t understand what that was, it would propel you forward. If you just watched season 4, you’d be set. You can start with that and you get that these Rebels are fighting this tyrannical Empire and that would get you everything and everybody you need. You don’t need to do the entire gamut of Rebels, but you should. Once you watch that, you’ll be like ‘Well, I’m gonna watch it all.’ […] Yeah, I’ve been very aware when writing these things that you don’t need to have seen any of it; not that I don’t want you to, I want you to, but, you don’t have to.” Filoni stated in the interview."
As for the lengths of the episodes, all he would give is that they may be a little longer than episodes of The Mandalorian. Nothing further has been confirmed as of now. If you’re looking to get your Star Wars fix in the meantime Young Jedi Adventures and Star Wars Visions Volume 2 both release on Disney+ in May.