Not that we ever doubted Ahsoka was in good hands, but this ought to reassure even the most anxious of Star Wars fans: Peter Ramsey, the co-director of the incredible Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, has been tapped to direct at least one episode of the upcoming Disney+ show. The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news.
Shooting on the series begins later this month, though the number of episodes and any additional directors have not been revealed. As previously reported, the call-sheet includes Rosario Dawson as the fan-favourite Jedi knight, alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ukrainian actress Ivanna Sakhno, and Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Sabine Wren. Hayden Christensen will also be reprising his role as Anakin Skywalker (after his return in Obi-Wan Kenobi) and Ray Stevenson as a yet-unknown villain.
Dave Filoni is writing and executive producing the series about Ahsoka Tano’s galaxy-spanning search for Grand Admiral Thrawn, a former commander in the Empire, alongside Star Wars collaborator Jon Favreau.
Ramsey’s upcoming projects also include executive producing the two back-to-back Spider-Verse sequels, a Netflix fantasy miniseries titled Lost Ollie, and a film noir social thriller about vampires in 1950s Los Angeles titled Blood Count.