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Disney+ Changes Debut Date of “Ahsoka” Series


Star Wars series “Ahsoka” was supposed to debut on Disney+ on August 23 at 3am ET/Midnight PT, but the streamer has changed that date and time.

When to Watch

Due to so many fans commenting that the original time is when many are sleeping and by the time they watch later in the day, the internet has already spoiled the episode, Disney+ has made a bold move for the “Ahsoka” series.

The series will now debut Tuesday, August 22 at 9pm ET/6pm PT with the first two episodes, and then future episodes will drop weekly in that time slot.

The time change was announced during “Ahsoka” preview events held by D23 and Disney+.

The Series

“Star Wars: Ahsoka” is set in roughly the same time frame after the fall of the Empire (which happened in “Return of the Jedi”) as “The Mandalorian.”

This new Star Wars series stars actress Rosario Dawson as former Jedi knight Ahsoka Tano, who is of the Togruta species. She evolved from a headstrong padawan student of Anakin Skywalker to become a formidable warrior and leader.

The character will be joined by her “Star Wars: Rebels” crew: Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo), Hera Syndulla (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Ezra Bridger (Eman Esfandi), and everyone’s favorite grumpy droid, Chopper.

Also appearing in the series are Mon Mothma (Genevieve O’Reilly), Sith Lord adversary Baylan Skoll (Stevenson, who sadly passed after filming), his acolyte Shin Hati (Ivanna Sakhno), Grand Admiral Thrawn (Lars Mikkelsen), and the ancient droid Huyang (voiced by David Tennant). Hayden Christensen will reprise his role of Anakin Skywalker in flashbacks.

The series is written by Dave Filoni, who executive produces alongside Jon Favreau, Kathleen Kennedy, Colin Wilson, and Carrie Beck. Karen Gilchrist serves as a co-executive producer.

The list of directors for the eight episode first season includes Dave Filoni, Steph Green (“Watchmen”), Peter Ramsey (“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” “The Mandalorian”), Jennifer Getzinger (“Westworld,” “Jessica Jones”), Geeta Patel (“House of the Dragon”) and Rick Famuyiwa (“The Mandalorian”).