Star Wars: Ahsoka Brings Major Characters Into Live-Action

Star Wars: Ahsoka is largely a direct sequel to the events of Star Wars Rebels, with most of the characters of the animated series making their live-action debut at some point over the course of Ahsoka’s first six episodes. The latest episode of the Rosario Dawson-starring series was no different, with a major piece of the animated canon making its debut during the events of Ahsoka Episode 6. As you might expect, full spoilers up ahead. Proceed with caution if you’ve yet to watch the latest episode of Ahsoka.

Earlier in the season, it was revealed Morgan Elsbeth (Diana Lee Inosanto) was a member of the Nightsisters, the fabled Witches of Dathomir that had a major presence in The Clone Wars animated series. Specializing in dark magic, the group often found themsleves at odds with Jedi, and their live-action debut followed suit. In fact, the group is now tied to Thrawn (Lars Mikkelsen) and his fledgling army.

“I will tell you this because I don’t want to spoil it for people: she’s definitely got issues. She’s cold-hearted, but she’s absolutely still very loyal to Thrawn and that’s not going to stop. She’s extremely dedicated to him,” Inosanto told’s Brandon Davis of her character earlier this year. “I also think audiences are going to be surprised because they get to explore her background more and that’s really cool.”

Fan-favorite Star Wars hero Ahsoka Tano returns in the brand new series on Disney+. Rosario Dawson stars in Star Wars: Ahsoka, which premiered on August 22nd on the streamer. The series picks up after the events of The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, in which we saw the former Jedi searching for Grand Admiral Thrawn (Lars Mikkelsen) and helping Luke Skywalker train Grogu. Ahsoka will be joined on her new mission alongside longtime allies Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) and Hera Syndulla (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) as they attempt to track down Thrawn, who was last seen disappearing to the far reaches of space after a confrontation with Ezra Bridger (Eman Esfandi). Star Wars: Ahsoka is the latest live-action series from Lucasfilm‘s creative duo of Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni.

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