Making her debut as the live-action Ahsoka Tano in Season 2 of The Mandalorian — and briefly reprising the role for The Book of Boba Fett — Rosario Dawson has finally had the chance to shine in her own series on Disney+. Along with Hayden Christensen reprising his role as Anakin Skywalker, Dawson was joined by stars bringing characters introduced in Star Wars Rebels to live-action. But the question remains: will Ahsoka get a Season 2?
With the first season of the series concluded, here’s everything we know about Ahsoka Season 2, including its chances of happening.
Ahsoka’s Viewership Changed Disney+
One thing that definitely supports the idea of Ahsoka getting a Season 2 renewal is the fact that the show’s viewership proved impressive enough to change Disney+’s release strategy.
Unlike most of its original series whose new episodes would drop overnight, Disney+ tried something new with Ahsoka. New chapters of the series were instead released in primetime viewing hours, and before Season 1 was over, it was clear the new strategy was working. As reported by Inverse, Ahsoka fought its way into the Nielsen rating’s top 5 streaming chart.
The strategy worked well enough for Ahsoka, that Disney+ chose to go in the same direction with its next big budget series release, Loki Season 2.
So it would seem strange for Ahsoka Season 2 to not get the green light when the series has already done so much for Disney’s streamer.
Fans And Critics Love Ahsoka
Online review aggregate sites aren’t perfect, but so far there’s no better way to eyeball the audience and critical reaction to any movie or show. Judging by how Rotten Tomatoes is responding to Ahsoka, most of the fans and reviewers want a Season 2. As of this writing, the series scores an 88 percent critics score matched with a 73 percent audience score.
Positive reaction from critics and fans alike certainly won’t be the only consideration when it comes to Disney deciding whether or not there will be an Ahsoka Season 2, but it certainly doesn’t hurt.
Ahsoka Season 1 Ends Unresolved
If nothing else, the Ahsoka Season 1 finale absolutely begs for a Season 2.
Some of the Disney+ Star Wars shows originally advertised as miniseries — like Obi-Wan Kenobi and The Book of Boba Fett — were structured to act as one complete story. Those series could potentially see future seasons, but without renewals there would be no long list of unanswered questions for fans to understandably complain about.
This is clearly not the case with Ahsoka. Season 1 ends with Admiral Thrawn escaping the distant galaxy and seemingly settling on Dathomir. Ezra Bridger likewise returns home. Meanwhile Ahsoka, Sabine, Huyang, Shin, and Baylan Skoll all remain in the distant galaxy with no obvious means of returning.
Ahsoka Season 2 would be expected, among other things, to finally reveal exactly what Baylan Skoll is up to. The last we see of the former Jedi, he’s standing near a massive statue that looks like it was plucked right out of 2001’s The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, with still no clear vision of his larger plan.
Ahsoka Could Already Be Renewed For Season 2
Back in September, noted online insider Daniel RPK claimed on his patreon (via Disinsider) that Ahsoka Season 2 had already been green-lit. He also went so far as to say that work on the next season began before the SAG-AFTRA strike. He did not, however, expand on what that work entailed (i.e. whether the season was in pre-production or if filming had actually commenced).
Of course unconfirmed reports from insiders like Daniel RPK should always be taken with the proverbial grain of salt. However, it certainly isn’t out of the realm of possibility that it’s to be trusted.
The date of the report coincides with the release of Ahsoka‘s fifth episode, and the previous episode ends with the Hayden Christensen’s return as Anakin Skywalker’s Force ghost. It wouldn’t be at all surprising if Christensen’s return came with the kind of impressive viewership uptick that might inspire an Ahsoka Season 2 green light.
However, it should be noted that the report’s date could also call its legitimacy into question; particularly when it comes to the part of production already beginning. Daniel RPK made the report in the middle of September, at which point the SAG-AFTRA strike was two months old and the WGA strike had been going for four months. Assuming any Ahsoka Season 2 creatives in front of or behind the camera were complying with the unions and stopped working, it’s reasonable to ask why it took the insider anywhere from two to four months to report the supposed Season 2 renewal.
Rosario Dawson Wants An Ahsoka Season 2
Unlike some Star Wars alum like Harrison Ford and John Boyega who have expressed little to no desire to return to the franchise, Rosario Dawson has made it clear she wants an Ahsoka Season 2. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly in August, the star said, “I really, really hope the fans love it. 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.”
While Dawson’s desire does not necessarily translate into an Ahsoka Season 2 renewal, it likely helps to know that the star is on board for more.
Ahsoka Season 2 Won’t Come Soon
Probably the worst news we have about Ahsoka Season 2 is that — while it’s hopeful the series will get the green light — we won’t be seeing it stream on Disney+ until 2025 at the absolute earliest.
The WGA strike is over, but the SAG-AFTRA strike is still going. Even if the strike were to end this very second, Ahsoka Season 2 would take a while to materialize. Between the challenge of aligning the schedules of all the talent and behind-the-cameras creatives, the effects heavy post-production, and Disney+’s release schedule management, 2025 might actually be far too generous an estimate for the potential season to premiere.