We have less than a week to go until the final episode of Ahsoka. The eight-episode run has so far served as a sequel to the beloved animated series Rebels, has been a platform for a huge amount of live action cameos, offered us a glimpse into the state of the galaxy in the early days of the New Republic and even showed us a whole new one full of possibilities.
Now that it’s almost over, the next question on Star Wars fans minds is what happens next? There are of course a handful of live action shows due to hit the small screen in the next twelve months, but which one will we see first and how long will we be forced to wait?
One obvious contender is season four of the flagship live action show that started it all, The Mandalorian. So far there has been no solid release date attached to this season, however, Jon Favreau has confirmed that the season has been written already in order for its story to conform with developments in Ahsoka and other such projects. Speculation within fandom is mounting that this may also be the final season of the show but nothing from Lucasfilm has thus far substantiated this.
Another major contender is the second and confirmed final season of Tony Gilroy’s espionage thriller Andor, this writer’s personal favorite live action Star Wars show. The series, with an unusually long length of twelve episodes for a Star Wars show, follows the days of rebel fighter Cassian Andor in the years before his daring acts in 2016’s Rogue One. The show’s production was affected by the writer’s strike but still seems set to air in 2024 but again with no solid release date.
Now that the established shows have been eliminated from the running, let’s take a look at the original programming that’s coming. The long-awaited High Republic series The Acolyte will take us further back into the history of the galaxy then we have ever seen on screen. The series from Leslye Headland will be set a full century before the events of the Skywalker saga and will reportedly focus on the dark-siders of the era. Another contentious 2024 release date puts this in the maybe pile, but there is one last show that will take the lead in regards to what’s on the horizon for out viewing pleasure.
By process of elimination this means that next on the agenda after Ahsoka is the mysterious series known as Skeleton Crew. Ironically despite this being the soonest arriving show, we know almost nothing about it, far less than any of the aforementioned projects. With a release date still set for this year, there are only so many weeks and months left before new details can emerge in order to get Star Wars fans pumped for the new adventure. So far, we know that the show stars Jude Law and will feature a gang of children lost in space, set around the same time as The Mandalorian and Ahsoka. The series principal photography concluded in January of this year and new details will likely be forthcoming in a matter of weeks.
Star Wars projects in this day and age are of course notorious for not keeping to their release dates so naturally this list is subject to change, plus the announcement of new projects (including films) will surely upend anyone’s wildest predictions as to what the galaxy far, far away will look like in the coming months and years.
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