Star Wars” announced Tuesday the new phase of its ongoing novel and comic book series “The High Republic” — but the new phase will come with a twist.

“The High Republic” is an ongoing series set 200 years before the events of the prequel trilogy.

  • Books, comic books and young adult novels from the series have been released in waves, which have all been a part of the first phase.

Phase II — which will start its releases in October 2022 — will not follow the events of Phase I.

  • Instead, the second phase will be set 150 years before Phase I, meaning 350 years before “The Phantom Menace.”
  • “Phase II will follow a very familiar ‘Star Wars’ storytelling order and step into the past — 150 years in the past to be exact — for new tales that serve as prequels to what we’ve experienced so far,” according to

So what’s going to happen in Phase II? The upcoming young adult novel “Star Wars: The High Republic: Mission to Disaster” will have key connections to the second phase, according to