With so much exciting Star Wars news coming out of today’s Disney Investor Day event, it’s going to take a long while for fans to sift through it all. But two of the biggest announcements are direct descendants of the current hit Disney+ live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian: dual spin-offs entitled Star Wars: Ahsoka and Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic.

The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau and executive producer Dave Filoni are reuniting with actress Rosario Dawson to continue Ahsoka’s story, plus explore the intriguing world of the blossoming New Republic in the period after the events of Return of the Jedi in the larger Star Wars saga.

What’s happening:

 

  • Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has announced that The Mandalorian will be getting two live-action spin-off series: Star Wars: Ahsoka and Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic.
  • In Ahsoka, actress Rosario Dawson (Rent) will reprise her role as the former Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano (after making her debut as the character in The Mandalorian Chapter 15) in a series set during The Mandalorian’s timeline.
  • Rangers of the New Republic will also be set during the same time period as The Mandalorian, and its story will intersect and culminate in a climactic event with that existing show.
  • The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau and executive producer Dave Filoni have collaborated as producers on both of these projects, with Filoni writing the Ahsoka series himself.

 

What they’re saying:

  • Lucasfilm: “After making her long-awaited, live-action debut in “The Mandalorian,” Ahsoka Tano’s story, written by Dave Filoni, will continue in a limited series, Ahsoka, starring Rosario Dawson and executive produced by Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau.”
  • Lucasfilm: “Set within the timeline of “The Mandalorian,” Rangers of the New Republic is a new live-action series from executive producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni that will intersect with future stories and culminate into a climactic story event.”