Disney + has just announced the upcoming release of two new series related to the Star Wars universe: Ahsoka on the one hand, and Rangers of the New Republic on the other. The two will have for common period that of The Mandalorian, the Disney + phase series.
Disney + has understood that the Star Wars universe, and in particular The Mandalorian, is its main asset right now, while waiting for the Marvel series to land next year. What to give ideas to the giant of the SVoD, which has just announced two new spin-off series:
- Rangers of the New Republic
For the moment, Disney + is still very mysterious about the content of its two new series. No teaser, no launch date, but we nevertheless know one thing that is important: the two series are spin-offs of The Mandalorian. Will we see the hero and the child who accompanies him? We do not yet know, but Disney + nevertheless gives us some leads.
Ahsoka and Rangers of the New Republic will be set around the same time as The Mandalorian
Spoiler alert if you haven’t seen The Mandalorian Season 2 yet. Ahsoka will allow Rosario Dawson to resume the role she played for the time of one episode. The Jedi that we discover in chapter 13 of the series (or episode 5 of season 2) will therefore resume service. Disney makes it clear that Ahsoka will take place during the events taking place in The Mandalorian. It remains to be seen whether the series will take place before or after Din Djarin’s arrival on the forest planet Corvus.
Rangers of the New Republic should be interested in the troops of the New Republic, as its name suggests. Disney + having left no information about the cast, we do not know if we will find some of the characters that we have already seen in season 2 of The Mandalorian, and in particular those of episode 2. On the other hand, the fact that Disney + specifies well that the two news are related to The Mandalorian suggests an appearance of the main character, or at least, that it is mentioned there.
Both series will be produced by Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau, to whom we already owe The Mandalorian (and many other things, Jon Favreau being the director of the first 2 Iron Man and who also plays Happy Hogan, the assistant of Tony Stark). For the time being, no shooting or broadcast date was announced by Disney +.