Hayden Christensen will reprise his role as Anakin Skywalker in Ahsoka


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Hayden Christensen is set to reprise his role as Anakin Skywalker in the upcoming Star Wars-based series Ahsoka, which will star Rosario Dawson.

The news about the 40-year-old performer's addition to the lineup of the forthcoming project was initially broken by The Hollywood Reporter, who noted that Disney offered no comment regarding the casting.

The highly-awaited series was initially announced to have been in the development stage last year, and production on the show is set to officially begin in 2022.

Back in the saddle: Hayden Christensen is set to reprise his role as Anakin Skywalker in the upcoming Star Wars-based series Ahsoka; he is seen in 2018

It is not known how Christensen's character will be portrayed in the project, which is set to take place five years after Skywalker's chronological death in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

The performer will also reprise his role in the upcoming show Obi-Wan Kenobi, in which his former costar, Ewan McGregor, will star. 

The actor made his debut as the Jedi Knight in 2002's Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and its 2005 sequel, Revenge of the Sith.

Skywalker was previously portrayed by Jake Lloyd in The Phantom Menace and Sebastian Shaw in Return of the Jedi.

In the shadows: It is not known how Christensen's character will be portrayed in the project, which is set to take place five years after Skywalker's chronological death in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi; he is seen in 2005's Revenge of the Sith

Reunited: The performer will also reprise his role in the upcoming show Obi-Wan Kenobi, in which his former costar, Ewan McGregor, will star

Several insiders who spoke to the media outlet surmised that the figure, also known as Darth Vader, may be shown as a Force Ghost in Ahsoka.

Further plot details about the series, which will be executive produced by Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, who will serve as its writer, are currently being withheld from the public. 

Dawson, who previously portrayed Tano in the wildly popular Disney+ series The Mandalorian, will also star in the project.

Disney previously announced that a spinoff show based on the fan favorite character was being worked on last year.

Major part: Rosario Dawson, who previously portrayed Tano in the wildly popular Disney+ series The Mandalorian, will star in the project

It was also made known to the public that the media giant was planning on creating several other shows set in The Mandalorian's timeline, including The Book of Boba Fett.

Another project, entitled Rangers of the New Republic, was previously in the development stage before work on the series came to a halt earlier this year. 

Dawson, 42, spoke to StarWars.com about taking on the role of Tano and noted that she was happy to offer a new take on the character, who had previously only been seen in animated programs.

'I know that it's such a different feeling and space to bring this character that people have loved for so many years into live-action. I really, really, really wanted it to be something that people could enjoy and get into as another Ahsoka story,' she said.

Enjoying it: Dawson previously stated that she signed on to portray Tano as she wanted to work on 'something that people could enjoy'; she is seen earlier this month

The Kids actress went on to state that she watched much of the older material that featured Tano and expressed that she attempted to implement several of the character's mannerisms into her performance.

'It was really fun to find moments to throw homages to the different aspects to Ahsoka that I've always loved,' she said.

Dawson went on to speak about the character's personal qualities and remarked that she was excited to portray a figure such as Tano.

'I think she represents something...about will and determination and audacity and tenacity. She really has pushed herself and evolved in a way that I think her heroine story is one that is not easy to find in other spaces,' she said. 

Going deep: The performer also expressed that the character 'represents something...about will and determination and audacity and tenacity'; she is pictured earlier this month