Star Wars fans have been excited about Ahsoka‘s many references to the Clone Wars and Rebels animated series, as well as the guest appearances by characters whose relationships with Ahsoka were forged there. Dave Filoni, who helped make those series a reality, has been working as a key creative force on the live-action Star Wars shows as well, but his Rebels co-creator, Simon Kinberg, has since moved on from Lucasfilm. Kinberg, who also produced a number of Marvel movies for Fox, currently runs Invasion at Apple TV+.
Asked about the appearance of Rebels characters on Ahsoka, Kinberg was delighted. He joked that creating a key part of Star Wars canon feels like writing Bible verses, adding that he never could have seen it coming.
“There’s so many things to me that are exciting about the Rebels characters coming to life in Ahsoka,” Kinberg told Inverse. “It’s not something I ever imagined when we were making the show.”
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.