The two-episode season premiere of STAR WARS: AHSOKA moves up with new episodes given a new timeslot
We are just days away from the two-episode launch of STAR WARS: AHSOKA and the anticipation is reaching fever pitch. The past few days have seen fan screenings, press screeners, and sneak peeks doing the rounds. And it’s safe to say that the fanbase is ready to catch up with Ahsoka Tano and her Rebels companions. But with the countdown nearing its end, Lucasfilm has upped the ante by moving up the timetable.
At the recent fan screenings in the US, Lucasfilm announced that the two-episode premiere will now release a few hours earlier on August 22nd at 6 pm PT/9 pm ET (Wednesday, 2 am in the UK). And this new timeslot will remain in place for every new episode. Meaning fans in the UK will have to alter their usual STAR WARS release routine. But don’t take my word for it. Scroll down and check it out now!
Because you’re the best fans in the galaxy, we’re excited to announce that new episodes of #Ahsoka will now launch Tuesdays at 6PM PT, starting with our two-episode premiere on August 22, only on Disney+.
Set after the fall of the Empire, “Star Wars: Ahsoka” follows the former Jedi Knight Ahsoka Tano as she investigates an emerging threat to a vulnerable galaxy.
in addition to Rosario Dawson in the title role, “Ahsoka” stars Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Sabine Wren, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Hera Syndulla, Ray Stevenson as Baylan Skoll, Ivanna Sakhno as Shin Hati, Diana Lee Inosanto as Morgan Elsbeth, David Tennant as Huyang, Lars Mikkelsen as Grand Admiral Thrawn and Eman Esfandi appearing as Ezra Bridger.
The series is written by Dave Filoni, who executive produces alongside Jon Favreau, Kathleen Kennedy, Colin Wilson, and Carrie Beck. Karen Gilchrist is co-executive producer.
As mentioned above, the series will now premiere on Disney Plus a few hours earlier on August 22nd at 6 pm PT/9 pm ET (Wednesday, 2 am in the UK). The show will continue the plot threads left open in the finale of Star Wars: Rebels. Most notably the search for Ezra Bridger. Recently the studio shared the first character posters from the show. And as expected they are packed full of heroes and villains. Check them out here.
As always, Future of the Force will cover the series from every angle. And that begins with our customary in-depth review that will drop within hours of each episode. And if that isn’t enough, our traditional poster and concept art coverage will keep you entertained as we build the hype for the latest episode. You’ll never miss a thing with Future of the Force. So be sure to hit that subscribe button at the top of the homepage and get the latest post delivered straight into your inbox!
Following the two-episode launch on August 22nd, new episodes will release weekly in the new timeslot of 6 pm PT/9 pm ET (Wednesday, 2 am in the UK). So fans in the UK will have to stay up late to avoid those spoilers. Or, the social media mute button always comes in handy. But rest assured, our coverage will be here to see you through the dark times.
Are you excited about the new series? Are you looking forward to seeing Anakin and Ahsoka interact on the screen for the first time in live-action? Sound off in the comments section below, and share your thoughts. We’d love to hear your fan theories.
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