Vanity Fair has released a deep dive into the current state of live-action Star Wars TV shows, and among the coverage were official Lucasfilm confirmations for The Mandalorian Season 3, and the now filming Ahsoka series.
The Mandalorian Season 3
According this article, which has Lucasfilm’s blessings, The Mandalorian’s third season will indeed debut late 2022, or early 2023. This falls inline with the release window we’ve provided on the show, so while it’s nothing new to most fans, it’s great to get the official nod from the powers at be at Lucasfilm.
It wouldn’t be surprising if The Mandalorian Season 3 followed a similar late year release schedule like The Book of Boba Fett did, so keep your eyes on an end of December drop for Din’s next outing.
You can dig into all of our Mando coverage over in the archives!
In the same VF article, the Ahsoka series got a few new details, although many fans may have already figured them out.
First up, it was confirmed that Rosario’s tweet about Hayden being in the series weren’t based on her knowing anything official. Apparently, like the rest of us, she went along with the report without knowing if it was Lucasfilm official. Vanity Fair went out of the way to confirm that Hayden’s involvement in the Ahsoka series still hasn’t been confirmed by Lucasfilm. They also apparently reminded Rosario to stay vigilant on her socials.
I just posted, ‘Skyguy…They know!!! See you soon, Snips.’ I looked in my email, and Star Wars was like, ‘You might want to take that down. I’m like, ‘Man, I can’t be trusted.’Rosario Dawson – VF
Like most fans, she was excited by the news, and there’s still a great chance that Hayden will be involved, but for now I guess we wait for the official blessing from Lucasfilm.
The report did go on to explain that Ahsoka would officially release in 2023, and that it would tell one continuous story. It won’t be serialized in case you were wondering, it will be more like Mando with its overarching plot.
Ahsoka is a continuous story.
It is definitely driving toward a goal, in my mind, as opposed to being little singular adventures. That’s what I want the character to be doing, and I think that’s what fans want now. They have such a relationship with her. I’ve only recently started to understand that all those kids that watched Clone Wars are now a lot older—they’re very excited about all the things they grew up with, as they should be.Dave Filoni – VF
The story will more than likely be her search for Thrawn, which should also be a search for Ezra based on the epilogue of Star Wars Rebels. It will surely be interesting to see how Dave goes about telling this continuous tale considering how the characters of Thrawn, Ezra, Ahsoka, and Sabine were all essentially tied together thanks to the finale of Rebels.
You can check out more of our Ahsoka coverage in our archives!
Nick and I will talk more about Mando and Ahsoka on this week’s episode of the SWTS, so don’t forget to tune into the Star Wars Time Show on a weekly basis via our podcast platforms or via YouTube if you prefer the livestream angle.