Ahsoka Tano has never appeared in a live-action Star Wars movie but that doesn't mean she's a secondary character in that galaxy far, far away. In fact, you could argue that the new Ahsoka TV show on Disney Plus is long overdue. As Anakin Skywalker's apprentice throughout that famous interstellar skirmish known as the Clone Wars, Ahsoka had a front row seat for many of the most pivotal events in Star Wars canon. And even after the Jedi were hunted to near-extinction by the Emperor's forces, she became pivotal in the formation of the Rebel Alliance. The Jedi’. Here she was played by Rosario Dawson, who subsequently reprised the role in The Book of Boba Fett, and has returned to headline the hotly anticipated Ahsoka TV show when it lands on Disney Plus in 2023. This Mandalorian spin-off couldn’t be in better hands, with Dave Filoni – the man who oversaw both The Clone Wars and Rebels, and co-created the eponymous lead character – calling the shots as showrunner. Of course, if you're yet to watch the animated Star Wars TV shows, you may be asking why Anakin's former apprentices warrants her own series. Everyone else, however, will simply be wondering why an Ahsoka TV show has taken so long to make it to the screen... Release date: Disney Plus is yet to confirm a specific Ahsoka release date but we were told to expect a 2023 debut at Star Wars Celebration back in May. Cast: Rosario Dawson reprises her Mandalorian role as Ahsoka Tano, alongside Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Star Wars Rebels’ resident Mando Sabine Wren, and Eman Esfandi as wannabe Jedi Ezra Bridger. Hayden Christensen is also reportedly set to return as Anakin Skywalker. Story: Plot specifics are, as is standard, hidden behind Lucasfilm’s impregnable defense field. It seems likely, however, that the story will send Ahsoka and Sabine on a quest to track down trainee Jedi Ezra Bridger and his Imperial nemesis, Grand Admiral Thrawn.