In a shocking move that no one saw coming, Disney has moved the Ahsoka premiere date days before the show’s premiere — but that’s not the only change made.
The excitement for Disney Plus’s latest Star Wars live-action series has slowly been building leading up to the premiere of Ahsoka.
The new series will see Rosario Dawson reprising the role she originated in The Mandalorian in a series that promises to further explore the character’s background and expand the Star Wars universe once more.
Fans have been counting down the days until the show’s premiere on August 23, with the plan being for new episodes to air on Wednesdays as we saw with The Mandalorian‘s most recent season. At least that was the plan.
Ashoka release date updates
Originally, Ahsoka season 1 was slated to premiere on Wednesday, August 23 with new episodes arriving at 3 a.m. ET. However, it seems Disney has decided to try out something new and has moved the show’s premiere date up by a day with the 2-part series premiere now slated to air on August 22.
Not only are Ahsoka‘s first two episodes coming a day early, but Disney Plus has announced that new episodes will be arriving earlier than any previous Disney Plus original have debuted. Rather than dropping at 3 a.m. ET, new episodes will be arriving at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday nights across the show’s first season.
The shift marks a major change for Disney Plus with the show now arriving in the primetime hours for those in the US rather than dropping in the early hours of the morning.
With new episodes arriving at 9 p.m. ET, fans will be able to enjoy the episodes on Tuesday nights rather than having to stay up late or wake up bright and early to enjoy the episodes.
The move in releasing the episodes on Tuesday nights has the potential to help create even more buzz among fans in making the episode debuts more accessible to audiences as fans will be able to watch the episodes at launch with more fans, creating more online conversations.
Should it prove to be successful, there is a strong chance it could lead Disney Plus to make the decision to try the release approach out with future series both from the Star Wars universe, but also from other franchises such as Marvel.