A YouTube channel called Kessel Run Transmissions held a live stream on Sunday which reveals exclusive leaks from the upcoming Ahsoka Tano series. It was an interesting leak as it apparently hints at a Star Wars sequel that fans have been craving for many years.
They revealed that while the Rebels sequel was in production, the huge success of The Mandalorian made the series shift direction. Now, Ahsoka will basically become the Rebels sequel fans are hoping for.
The sequel for Rebels seemed to have been abandoned for some but all hope isn't lost. A shift to live-action doesn't suggest starting over from scratch. Apparently, the Ahsoka series will use scripts from the Rebels sequel. The plot focuses on the journey of finding Ezra Bridger and Thrawn, who was lost within the Rebels finale. Seeing as Ahsoka was still trying to find Thrawn during the time of The Mandalorian Season 2, using these scripts within the continuation of her story makes perfect sense.
Star Wars: Rebels is considered by fans as one of the most underrated Star Wars series. It doesn't have the equivalent bravado of Clone Wars or The Mandalorian, but it is a gripping coming-of-age story. It also ties all kinds of loose ends together. It also canonizes the simplest villain from the Star Wars novels, Grand Admiral Thrawn.
In recent months, longstanding rumors of a Rebels Season 5 or sequel series have run cold. However, a leak suggested that the sequel for Rebels could be with Ahsoka. This is why finishing the Rebels before watching Ahsoka may make sense.
Using Ahsoka as a Rebels' continuation will fulfill another major craving of Star Wars fans, which is the live-action Sabine Wren. Sabine, a fellow Mandalorian, would fit right with the Mandalorians within the Star Wars live-action universe. In fact, there was tons of speculation Sasha Banks would be playing her in Season 2, but her role was actually Koska Reeves. A live-action Sabine would offer yet one more Mandalorian to possibly interact with Din Djarin, Bo-Katan Kryze, and even Boba Fett as she helps Ahsoka's search for Ezra.