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When does ‘The Mandalorian’ take place?

‘Star Wars: The Mandalorian” takes place in a specific time in the ‘Star Wars’ timeline

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Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) with stormtroopers and death troopers in “The Mandalorian.”

Mof Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) with stormtroopers and death troopers in “The Mandalorian.”

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“Star Wars: The Mandalorian”will be back shortly on Disney Plus — likely hitting the streaming service in October.

  • The show tells the story about a young Mandalorian — named Din Djarin — who travels across the country as a bounty hunter. He stumbles upon a young creature, who looks like Yoda. After that, The Mandalorian and the Child evade the remnants of Empire at all costs.

So when does it take place? According to the official “Star Wars” timeline, the show takes place between “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi”and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”It gives us our first on-screen look at a post-Empire world before the New Republic really takes over, as seen in “Force Awakens.”

  • We’ve seen glimpses of this era of “Star Wars” in the expanded universe books, specifically “Star Wars Aftermath” book series and the Leia Organa-centered book, “Bloodline.”
  • “The Mandalorian” does see remnants of the Empire, like Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) , who leads stormtrooper forces against the bounty hunters and is seeking to steal Baby Yoda.