We now have firm(ish) dates for when Ahsoka and Andor will be joining Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+, with rumours of more to follow.
It’s a good time to be a Star Wars fan. With Obi-Wan Kenobi hitting screens at the end of May, an article in the June issue of Vanity Fair gives more information on some upcoming shows – some of which have titles, and at least one which still goes under a mysterious code name.
Cassian Andor was the reluctant hero who joined the rebellion at a young age and, along with Jyn Erso, was responsible for stealing the plans to a certain battle station in Rogue One. In one of the bleaker endings to a Star Wars film, many of the main characters – including Cassian – perished, but now we get to see how his journey played out in the upcoming Disney+ series, Andor.
The series, which has Diego Luna reprising his role as the rebel spy, is slated to hit our screens in late summer 2022, joining already successful shows such as The Mandalorian and The Book Of Boba Fett.
Image: Vanity Fair
In addition, more details are forthcoming about another show, Ahsoka, in which Rosario Dawson portrays the Jedi warrior that was first seen in the animated Star Wars universe and was brought to life by Dawson in The Mandalorian. Dave Filoni, who co-created/wrote/directed for the show that brought us Din Djarin, Grogu and more, was responsible for bringing the character into both The Mandalorian and The Book Of Boba Fett. He was reportedly keen to create a separate programme around the character.
That dream seems to have come to fruition, as the Vanity Fair article suggests that Ahsoka will premiere sometime in 2023. But they are not the only shows that are mentioned. The Acolyte, set a century before the events in The Phantom Menace, is currently in the casting phase and is the brainchild of show runner Leslye Headland. As to what the show is about, we’ll have to wait and see. All that is mentioned in the article is that it’s likely to be a mystery thriller.
And lastly, a show that doesn’t even have a name yet. Created and exec-produced by director Jon Watts and writer Chris Ford, Grammar Rodeo, which takes its nom-de-plume from an episode of the Simpsons, is still shrouded in secrecy, although via a casting call, we know that the creators are looking for four children, aged around 11 or 12 years old.
These series should hopefully also lead to further LEGO Star Wars sets as the design team seems to be taking a lot of inspiration from the Disney+ shows. The first Kenobi and Andor sets have already been rumoured. More new series should keep LEGO Star Wars builders busy for a long time to come.
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