Breaking News: Rosario Dawson to Play Ahsoka Tano in ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2

Rosario Dawson will be joining season 2 of “The Mandalorian” in a role which will have “Clone Wars” fans very exited.

Dawson has been cast in the guest starring role of Ahsoka Tano, Variety has confirmed. Tano is Anakin Skywalker’s apprentice and a very central character in the popular animated “Star Wars Clone Wars” series. This will mark the character’s first live-action appearance. The animated character was voiced by Ashley Eckstein on all seven seasons of “Clone Wars,” including the final season of which gained a last season thanks to Disney Plus.

Season 2 of “The Mandalorian” will drop on Disney Plus this Fall, after showrunner and creator Jon Favreau confirmed that a second season was on the way late last year. Favreau also previously revealed that Carl Weathers, who plays Greef Carga in the series, is set to direct an episode of its second season.

The series is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. It follows the travails of Din Djarin (Mando) played by Pedro Pascal in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic. Season 1 ended with Mando flying off in search of The Child’s home planet. Precisely how Dawson’s Tano fits into the equation will be interesting to see, especially given all the events that take place between the end of the Clone Wars and the fall of the Empire

The Mandalorian” is the first “Star Wars” series to air on Disney Plus, and their are currently two others series from a Galaxy far, far away in the works, a Cassian Andor series starring Diego Luna reprising his role from “Rogue One,” and an Obi-Wan Kenobi series with Ewan McGregor reprising the iconic role.

The series is executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist serves as co-executive producer. Directors on season 1 included Filoni, Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, and Deborah Chow, who has been tapped to direct the Obi-Wan series as well.