The series, which follows the adventures of former Jedi Ahsoka Tano, debuted on August 25 with the episode “Master and Apprentice”. According to Lucasfilm and The Walt Disney Company, the episode drew 14 million views in its first week, making it the number one title on the streaming platform worldwide.
“Ahsoka has become a fan favorite with people of all ages and it’s wonderful to see her continue to resonate with viewers in her very own headlining series,” said Kathleen Kennedy, Lucasfilm president, in a press release. “I want to recognize the fantastic work done by our creative team, led by Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau, the incredible cast led by Rosario Dawson, and our talented crew — and on behalf of the team and all of Lucasfilm, we give our thanks to all the fans who have been with Ahsoka on every step of her journey and to all those who are just learning about her now in Ahsoka on Disney+.”
Ahsoka Tano is a character that was first introduced in the animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” in 2008. She was the apprentice of Anakin Skywalker, who later became Darth Vader. She left the Jedi Order after being falsely accused of a crime and survived the purge that wiped out most of the Jedi. She reappeared in the animated series “Star Wars Rebels” as a rebel agent and a mentor to Ezra Bridger, a young Jedi. She also made her live-action debut in the second season of “The Mandalorian”, where she revealed that she was looking for Grand Admiral Thrawn, a powerful Imperial warlord.
The series “Star Wars: Ahsoka” is set after the events of “The Mandalorian” and explores Ahsoka’s quest to find Thrawn and possibly Ezra, who disappeared with him in the finale of “Star Wars Rebels”. The series also features other characters from the Star Wars universe, such as Bo-Katan Kryze, a Mandalorian warrior who appeared in both “The Clone Wars” and “The Mandalorian”, and Sabine Wren, a Mandalorian rebel who was Ezra’s friend and ally in “Star Wars Rebels”.
The series is expected to have eight episodes, with new episodes arriving every Wednesday at 9AM on Disney+. Fans can also look forward to other Star Wars projects coming to Disney+, such as “The Book of Boba Fett”, “Obi-Wan Kenobi”, “Andor”, and more.
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