Rosario Dawson has been cast as fan favorite character Ahsoka Tano in season 2 of Disney+’s popular live action Star Wars series “The Mandalorian.” The much-beloved character is the Jedi padawan former apprentice of Anakin Skywalker in two animated Star Wars series “The Clone Wars” and “Rebels.” She is voiced by Ashley Eckstein for all seven seasons of “The Clone Wars.”
Dawson expressed her eagerness to play Ahsoka back in 2017 when a fan asked her about it on Twitter. The actress responded “Ummmm… yes please?! #AhsokaLives #AhsokaTano #StarWars”
Disney+ plans to release season two of “The Mandalorian” this fall. Show creator Jon Favreau has also previously confirmed that Carl Weathers, who plays Greef Carga in “The Mandalorian,” will direct an episode of the second season. The first season ended with Pedro Pascal’s helmeted gunfighter and bounty hunter The Mandalorian/Din Djarian heading to find the home planet of The Child. The Child, more commonly referred to by the nickname Baby Yoda, is a member of the same species as Yoda and has become the show’s huge breakout star.