We’re getting closer and closer to the release date of the new Star Wars TV series, Tales of the Jedi. What we know so far about the series is limited, but it will be an anthology series. As such, each episode will deal with a different part of the Jedi Order. The first is about famous Padawan Ahsoka Tano and her life before joining the Order. We’ll see Tano go on her first hunting trip back on her home planet with her mother, Pav-Ti. Disney will release the first series on Disney+ in just a few weeks, on October 26th. To build up hype for the series, Disney released the Tales of the Jedi poster, which shows off some of the characters in the show. Check it out below!In the Tales of the Jedi poster, we can see several characters who will feature in the show. These include Ahsoka Tano, Yaddle, Qui-Gon Jinn, and Count Dooku. Other famous faces from the Star Wars universe include Bail Organa, Anakin Skywalker, Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and many others. Many of these characters are shown to be younger than their live-action counterparts. As such, this suggests we’ll see a lot more of their backstories and childhoods.
Many of the original actors are returning to the series, some of whom haven’t appeared in Star Wars for a long-time. For example, Liam Neeson is returning to voice Qui-Gon Jinn, a role he only recently returned to with a cameo in the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series. His son, Micheál Richardson, will play a younger Qui-Gon Jinn. Matt Lanter will voice Anakin again, as he did for The Clone Wars, alongside the original voice actress for Ahsoka Tano, Ashley Eckstein.
Who is Yaddle Star Wars?
One of the most intriguing characters on the Tales of the Jedi poster is Yaddle, a mysterious character who’s only appeared in a few scenes. The first of these appearances was during The Phantom Menace in 1999. She belongs to the same species as iconic Jedi Master Yoda and the adorable Grogu, although she is female instead. In the Legends canon of Star Wars, Yaddle had quite an extensive backstory and role to play in the Jedi Order. This original canon showed that Yaddle nobly sacrificed her life to save the citizens of the planet Mawan before the Clone Wars. However, aside from this 1999 appearance, we’ve seen very little of the character in the Disney canon since then.
Even so, Disney has included some explanations for this absence. According to the non-fiction reading material, Yaddle became less active within the Jedi Council after The Phantom Menace. Later, she left the Council before the Clone Wars began, although the exact details are unclear. In the 2002 sequel, Attack of the Clones, we don’t see Yaddle in the Council. Instead, Shaak Ti takes this role.
Additionally, the trailer for Tales of the Jedi shows Yaddle fighting Count Dooku, indicating that she’ll have a big role. We already know that one episode will focus on Dooku’s transformation into Darth Tyranus. However, it’s unclear if we’ll get an episode exclusively about Yaddle herself, too. It would be strange to have this character on the Tales of the Jedi poster without the show delving into her life.
Fans have clamoured for Yaddle to return, particularly since The Mandalorian season two. During one of the episodes, Ahsoka talks about Grogu’s race and mentions Yoda but completely neglects to talk about Yaddle. #JusticeForYaddle then trended on Twitter!
What is Tales of the Jedi about?
The show’s first season has six episodes, and, from the Tales of the Jedi poster, it seems Disney’s opting to use the same animation as The Clone Wars. Additionally, the cast mentioned above is joined by other long-term Star Wars cast members, including Dave Filoni. He is one of the executive producers of the show, as well as its co-creator.
It’s unclear which members of the Jedi Order will feature in the show. However, each episode will be quite short, running at only 15 minutes each. As such, we’ll likely get a second season if this one does well. Perhaps we’ll explore more backstories and characters of mysterious individuals like Yaddle.
You can catch all six episodes exclusively on Disney+ from October 26th.
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