Star Wars fans gather in NYC for advance screening of new 'Ahsoka' series

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Star Wars fans gather in NYC for screening of new 'Ahsoka' series
Star Wars fans across the galaxy and in the Tri-State area were in Times Square Thursday night for a chance to screen the new series 'Ahsoka.'

TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan -- Star Wars fans across the galaxy and in the Tri-State area were in Times Square Thursday night.

A Star Wars 'Ahsoka' fan event had people lining up for the chance to screen the new series.

The show stars Rosario Dawson, who will reprise her live-action portrayal of former Jedi Ahsoka Tano.

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Dedicated fans of the "Star Wars" universe celebrated the arrival of the newest series in the franchise, "Ahsoka," by joining together in costumed, out-of-this galaxy fun.

Dawson previously portrayed the character in several episodes of 'The Mandalorian' and one episode of the spin-off series 'The Book of Boba Fett.'

'Ahsoka' is itself a spin-off from the popular Star Wars series 'The Mandalorian.'

In addition to Ahsoka, the new series will feature several characters previously introduced in the animated series 'Star Wars Rebels.'

The two-episode premiere streams on Wednesday, August 23, only on Disney+.

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