Ever since Star Wars migrated to the small screen to kick off the live-action episodic arm of the franchise with The Mandalorian, fans have been eagerly anticipating the inevitable debut of Rebels favorite Sabine Wren.
That fervor only increased when Katee Sackhoff’s Bo-Katan and Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka Tano made the jump from the animated realm, with the latter having her own solo series announced shortly after Mando’s second run of episodes had wrapped up.
So much of the focus has fallen on the presumed identities of Grand Admiral Thrawn and Ezra Bridger, with Lars Mikkelsen and Mena Massoud heavily rumored, that Sabine ended up getting left by the wayside. However, that all changed in a major way when Natasha Liu Bordizzo was announced as the first cast member to join Dawson in Ahsoka, and the internet went totally nuts at the news.
The Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni dream team will be overseeing Ahsoka, and it can’t be a coincidence that such a major piece of casting was revealed just as rumors began circulating that production will start in March 2022. There’s plenty more additions to the ensemble still to be made, though, but now that Sabine is guaranteed for the series, we’re hyped to find out who else ends up joining her.