According to The Hollywood Reporter (via Cinelinx), Eman Esfandi has officially been enlisted to join Rosario Dawson in Lucasfilm’s upcoming Star Wars series Ahsoka. He is set to portray the live-action version of Ezra Bridger, fan-favorite character from the hit animated series Star Wars Rebels. The character was first introduced as a Force-sensitive orphan and street con-artist, who later on became a Jedi apprentice.

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Esfandi’s acting credit include Phaedra, Austin Weird, King Richard, and The Inspection. He also has experience in making short films, as he directed and produced two shorts titled Pepito and 120 in 2018. The upcoming Disney+ series will be his biggest project to date.

Rosario Dawson stars as Ahsoka Tano in the limited series after the character made her live-action debut in The MandalorianAhsoka is expected to continue the character’s story. Joining Dawson is Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Sabine Wren and Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker, along with Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ivanna Sakhno, and Ray Stevenson.

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The limited series is written by Dave Filoni, who is executive producing along with Jon Favreau and Kathleen Kennedy. No additional details about the project have been released.

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