Disney+ has ordered a spinoff series featuring Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano, and Hayden Christensen is slated to reprise his role as Darth Vader in a previously announced Obi-Wan Kenobi prequel show.
Still, the most powerful force emanating from Lucasfilm might surround its limited series for Disney+, drawing energy from established “Star Wars” characters as the streaming service works to build its subscriber base.
“The Mandalorian” — which launched on the day Disney+’ made its debut in November 2019 — has already proven to be a huge asset, and now a springboard for other fare.
Separately, Anakin — or rather, Darth Vader — will provide another tie to the past, with Christensen confirmed to appear opposite Ewan McGregor in the Obi-Wan series, which will cover a period a decade after events in the prequel trilogy that began with “The Phantom Menace.” After some delays, production is scheduled for next year.
Disney also unveiled another live-action show set during “The Mandalorian” time frame, “Rangers of the New Republic,” which will come from executive producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni; and “Lando,” an event series about the exploits of Lando Calrissian, being developed by Justin Simien, the creator of the Netflix show “Dear White People.”
There were no casting details about the latter. Billy Dee Williams originated the role — and recently appeared again in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” — and Donald Glover portrayed a younger version in “Solo.”
Disney also said that production has begun on “Andor,” featuring Diego Luna as the character he played in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”