Star Wars Rebels had a bit of a rough start, admittedly. Disney had acquired Lucasfilm and immediately cancelled The Clone Wars in favor of the new, rebellion-era series. Fans, like me, were skeptical. As Chirrut Imwe said, though, “all is as the Force wills it.” Star Wars Rebels went on to become another astounding entry into Star Wars lore. (Thanks, Dave Filoni!) It also brought Thrawn back into the mix, much to fans’ delight. But what happened to the rumored Rebels Season 5, and how does the new Ahsoka series factor into things?

Ahoska; Star Wars Rebels Season 5

A couple of weeks ago we told you about the rumbling rumors of a new Rebels production coming to Disney+.  The series, as we were told, would focus on Ahsoka and Sabine Wren searching for Ezra Bridger, and Thrawn. Well, now we’re getting corroboration from another sources that the proposed series was in development, after all. But (and there’s always a “but”), the success of The Mandalorian Season 2 has caused Rebels Season 5 to shift focus, and medium.

Is Ahoska series just a live-action Star Rebels Season 5?

Ahsoka; Dave Filoni; Star Wars Rebels Season 5
Image: Lucasfilm Ltd.

The folks over at Kessel Run Transmissions (who have a pretty good track record of reporting leaks) have given us some additional information on the Ahsoka series. Now, since this doesn’t come from Lucasfilm directly, we can’t take it as gospel, but…. It appears that Ahsoka will effectively be Rebels Season 5 and use some of the storylines intended for that series. Even The Mandalorian Season 2 seems to back up that notion. In the episode “The Jedi” we got to see Ahoska in live-action for the first time. The episode also confirmed that she is indeed looking for Thrawn.

Ahsoka Tano; Dangerous debt;
Filoni hints at future stories with Ahsoka and Sabine in this sketch he tweeted some time ago. (Image: Dave Filoni)

If this holds true (and all signs point to it doing so) this could open the door for a slew of Rebels characters coming to live-action. That includes, of course, Grand Admiral Thrawn, and likely Sabine and Ezra. Notwithstanding, I wouldn’t count on seeing Hera, unfortunately. If the series does indeed feature Ahsoka and Sabine searching for Ezra and Thrawn, then we’re only looking at a very narrowly focused Rebels Season 5. Remember, after Rebels, Hera takes on a much larger role with the New Republic. She became a general and commanded an entire task force. We see glimpses of that in the Star Wars: Squadrons video game, and throughout the Alphabet Squadron book series thus far.

Still, the notion of Ahsoka being a live-action Rebels Season 5, if even a portion of what could have been, is an enticing notion.  

Source: Kessel Run Transmissions, via Inverse