The Clone Wars introduced Ahsoka Tano to the galaxy far, far away. But it also let fans learn more about Count Dooku. Of course, each former Jedi master’s story began long before we first saw them onscreen. They each had a past that shaped them, and we’re going to see their early days on the upcoming animated short Disney+ series Tales of the Jedi. The show will only feature six episodes, but its new Tales of the Jedi trailer from this year’s D23 Expo makes clear those six episodes will be jam-packed with action and heartbreak. They’ll also feature lots of familiar faces, including Qui-Gon Jinn, Mace Windu, Yaddle, Obi-Wan, Yoda, Anakin, and more. We also now know the official release date for Tales of the Jedi.
If you’re like us and love Star Wars, this Tales of the Jedi trailer is basically a shot of adrenaline directly into the heart. We’re going to witness never-before-seen moments from the lives of two Jedi who forever shaped the galaxy. That will include Baby Ahsoka, who is going to give Grogu a run for his adorable money. And we were not emotionally prepared to see how Anakin’s training led to Ahsoka surviving Order 66.
But while Ahsoka is one of our favorite characters ever, we’d be excited if this show were simply about the early life of Count Dooku. We’re going to witness firsthand why a great Jedi ended up taking a dark path to the Sith. That fall will also let us see young, clean-shaven Qui-Gon Jinn. (Voiced initially by Liam Neeson’s son before his dad reprises the role.) It’s also going to let us see so many beloved faces lost long ago. Yaddle Hive, rise up!
We now also know when the series will come to Disney+. Dave Filoni, who previously described the show as more like a series of dark “tone poems,” announced the release date for Tales of the Jedi. The show will arrive this fall on October 26. That’s right around the corner, but we know we’ll rewatch the Tales of the Jedi trailer many times before then.