We've known for a while that the next Disney+/Lucasfilm Star Wars series, Ahsoka, was gearing up to start rolling cameras. Now the official Wars twitter feed has marked the day with a shot of a very familiar hat...
Yes, that's Dave Filoni's head-topper – with trademark wolf pin – casually hanging from a director's chair on the set, pointing to one of the main architects of Lucasfilm's small-screen run directing as well as overseeing the show. Which makes sense, since he introduced Ahsoka Tano to the galaxy far, far away in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
The live-action take (played by Rosario Dawson) made her debut on an episode of The Mandalorian and has since popped up (albeit in the Mando-centric episode) on The Book Of Boba Fett.
Story details for the new show are typically under wraps, but the cast also includes Hayden Christensen (which leads us to suspect he could be undergoing some digital de-age tricks to play Anakin Skywalker in flashback), Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Ray Stevenson and Ivanna Sakhno. We'd take a good bet that there will be plenty of callbacks to Tano's animated history.
With work at such a relatively early stage, there is naturally no release date set for the show just yet. Next up for Lucasfilm is Obi-Wan Kenobi, which kicks off with two episodes on 27 May.