David Tennant Reprises Emmy-Winning Role For New Star Wars Series

David Tennant will be returning to the Star Wars universe to voice the role of the droid professor Huyang in the new Ahsoka TV series, it has been confirmed today. Speaking this morning at the Star Wars Celebration at the London ExCel, the show's creators Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau revealed David's casting alongside Lars Mikkelsen, who will play Admiral Thrawn.

Ahsoka is a live-action Disney+ series that is due to launch on the streaming site in August 2023. Rosario Dawson stars as Ahsoka Tano, Togruta warrior, rebel and former Jedi padawan to Anakin Skywalker, with the standalone series following the ongoing story of the fan-favourite character that commenced in The Mandalorian. Other cast members include Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Ray Stevenson, with a rumoured appearance from Hayden Christensen.

David Tennant first played Huyang in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars in 2012 in a Season 5 story arc. The ancient droid mentored Jedi younglings and instructed them in the construction of their own lightsabers. David won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2013 for his performance.

A teaser trailer for the new series was released yesterday, with a brief first look at the live-action version of Huyang and a single line from David. Watch below: