Will the miniseries, also known as Star Wars: Ahsoka, return for a second season? Continue reading to find out more about
Ahsoka Season 2.
As the credits rolled on the finale episode of the first season of Ahsoka, the fans got to see an exhilarating journey through the galaxy far, far away, which left them with a whirlwind of unanswered questions and a burning desire to see more of their beloved characters’ journey. This was bound to happen because if you have been streaming the show, then you’ll know that this series was confirmed to be continuing the story established in Rebels. Due to this, the interest was at an all-time high as it had created a dedicated audience within just a few days!
This has left no doubt in our minds why these die-hard fans of the show have been requesting to know about the renewal status of the much anticipated second season! As queries like “How long will it take for Disney+ to officially confirm its renewal?” are storming all over social media, this has become more crucial to address than ever before! So, if you’re wondering the same, then you’ve reached the right place to get all the answers! We’ve compiled a quick summary of everything you need to know about the current renewal status of Ahsoka Season 2.
Ahsoka Season 2 Renewal Status: Will there be another season?
As of writing this, we can confirm that the series has not been officially greenlit for the second season by the network!
One of the reasons is that it has only been a few days since the entirety of Ahsoka Season 1 was made available to binge-watch. But much to everyone’s delight, there are many reports that have already started to indicate that a potential second season is already in early development, which isn’t a big surprise as the first season has already gained critical acclaim, though it also received mixed reviews. But following its release, Disney and Lucasfilm announced that “Part One” had 14 million views in five days, becoming the most-watched title on Disney+ during the week of its launch.
Moreover, the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports that 87% of 248 critics gave the series a positive review, with an average rating of 7.4/10. The website’s critical consensus reads, “Elevated by Rosario Dawson’s strong performance in the title role and a solid story that balances new and old elements of the Star Wars saga, Ahsoka is a must-watch for fans of the franchise.” On Metacritic, the series holds a weighted average score of 68 out of 100, based on 25 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”.
On the other hand, Ahsoka Season 2 is more of a reality in the conversation. Though nothing is locked yet, we suspect that the ending WGA strike and the ongoing actor’s strike have put off production for some time, which might lead to conversations about it being renewed in the immediate future. Until then, one can just hope that the reports are true to some degree! Recently, Rosario Dawson has expressed quite a bit of interest in keeping the story going. “I’m ready. I’m excited. I’m willing,” she told Empire. “I got my ice-packs ready to go for Season 2 and beyond! I would not be mad at that.”
The Hollywood Reporter also stated that Disney was monitoring numbers for a potential Season 2 of Ahsoka that “would depend on the performance of the first season.” Dawson also commented on the importance of fans watching in an EW cover story that ran before the Season 1 premiere: “I really, really hope the fans love it,” she said. “That means A) we get to do more and B) we’ve honored the legacy of this character and this journey, and I know that’s what we intended to do.” So, if we look at these statements, there is a big chance that Ahsoka Tano’s story will continue for another season!
In addition to this, we would also like to highlight the fact that if by any major chance, the show creators decide not to move forward with a second season, fans can be relieved as Ahsoka Tano will certainly make appearances in the future Star Wars shows or movies that are in development. This was confirmed earlier this year because Dave Filoni will helm a movie that aims to tie together his portions of the Star Wars universe—primarily Din Djarin/The Mandalorian, Ahsoka Tano, and Grand Admiral Thrawn—into one significant crossover feature, which will be quite exciting for the fans to see!
Ahsoka Season 2 Potential Release Date: If renewed, when will it premiere?
Now, let’s talk about the potential release date!
If the series is renewed within the next few weeks, then there is a chance that production, especially the writing of the season, can commence immediately as the WGA strike has concluded. Due to this, the crew might hit the floor and begin filming by early to mid-2024, maybe once the SAG-AFTRA strikes also reach an agreement, which will enable the creators to commence the work without any hurdles in the way. Moreover, if we consider this timeline, then there is a possibility that the production cycle might last for 18 to 24 months as it is a visual effects-driven program, and post-production will take a lot of time.
Our prediction: It will eventually be set to release sometime around 2025, to be on the safe side! In conclusion, if you want to receive information on potential renewal updates, then we urge you to enable notifications on the show’s social media. So, if you want to increase the likelihood that Ahsoka Season 2 will happen and continue as a franchise, then it’s crucial that plenty of people tune in and watch the first season to increase the viewership count and showcase the demand for the show.
Ahsoka Season 2: What to expect?
After the premiere of the first season, nothing much has been disclosed about Ahsoka Season 2, but if the series is renewed, then the plot will continue to expand from the first season, which showcased former Jedi knight Ahsoka Tano investigating an emerging threat to a vulnerable galaxy. Moreover, the plot will be expanded from the finale episode, “Part Eight: The Jedi, the Witch, and the Warlord” which was directed by Rick Famuyiwa and written by Dave Filoni.
Warning: Major spoilers ahead!
In the episode, the viewers got to see that as Thrawn and his army prepare for departure, Elsbeth is gifted the blade of Mother Talzin from the Great Mothers to confront the Jedi, while Bridger constructs a new lightsaber using spare parts from his late master, Kanan Jarrus. Thrawn sends two Tie Fighters to intercept and slow down Ahsoka, Wren, and Bridger. They managed to destroy the Tie fighters but sustained damage to their ship. The three make their way to the Chimaera, which has docked with the Eye of Sion but are confronted by Elsbeth and the Night Troopers, whom the Great Mothers keep resurrecting after they are killed.
Sensing Thrawn’s ship about to depart, Ahsoka tells Wren and Ezra to proceed while she fights off Morgan and the Night Troopers. Wren, finally able to use the Force, helps Bridger jump onto the Chimaera. Faced with the difficult choice of joining Ezra or helping her master, Wren chooses to help Ahsoka in defeating the Night Troopers while Ahsoka kills Elsbeth. The Eye of Sion jumps to hyperspace, leaving Ahsoka, Wren, and Huyang stranded in Peridea. Hati joins the bandits, while Skoll is guided to a mountain by a statue of the Mortis Gods. As Thrawn and the Great Mothers arrive over Dathomir, Bridger escapes and reunites with Syndulla and Chopper. Ahsoka, Wren, and Huyang join the Noti and make their new home on Peridea, watched over by Anakin’s spirit.
As we know now, the second season’s cast has yet to be announced, as the renewal has not been approved. However, if we assume that the main cast from the first season is speculated to return are as follows: Rosario Dawson as the titular Ahsoka Tano, she is from the alien species Togruta, who are known for their large montrals and head tails, and colorful pigments. Cast also includes Ray Stevenson, Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Sabine Wren from the Star Wars Rebels animated series, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Hera Syndulla. Hayden Christensen might once again reprise his role as Anakin Skywalker. He played Anakin in two Star Wars prequel movies around two decades ago.
Trust in the Force.
— Ahsoka (@ahsokaofficial) October 4, 2023
Ahsoka Season 2 Frequently Asked Question
If renewed for a second season, how many episodes will there be?
The second season might be consistent with the official episode count and include at least 8 episodes with an average runtime of 37–57 minutes in order to deliver the story in a similar manner rather than making a longer season, just like the first season, which will drop on a weekly basis.
Where to stream the series?
Ahsoka premiered on Disney+ on August 22, 2023, at 9 p.m. Eastern Time, with two episodes. Subsequent episodes will be released weekly on Tuesdays at that time, with the series scheduled to conclude on October 3, 2023, and consist of eight episodes. For Indian viewers, all the latest episodes of Ahsoka are available on Disney+ Hotstar. Readers can also opt to use a VPN to stream the show if it is not available in your region.
Is there any teaser or trailer for Ahsoka Season 2?
As the series has not been officially renewed yet, the network can’t create any official teasers or trailers!
In the meantime, check out the official first season’s trailer, which is written by Star Wars Rebels co-creator Dave Filoni and executive produced by Filoni and Jon Favreau. The character of Ahsoka was co-created by George Lucas and Filoni. Moreover, Ahsoka received the Seal of Female Empowerment in Entertainment from the Critics Choice Association, and it received positive reviews from critics who praised Filoni’s writing and direction, the action sequences, the musical score, and the performances, particularly those of Dawson, Stevenson, Mikkelsen, and Christensen.
Catch up on the first season of Ahsoka, and let us know your thoughts on a potential second season.