Navigating the Star Wars Timeline: When Does Ahsoka Take Place?
The Star Wars universe has always been known for its intricate and sprawling timeline. As fans, we’ve followed the epic saga from the original trilogy to the prequels and beyond. The timeline, marked by the Battle of Yavin, has been divided into BBY (“Before the Battle of Yavin”) and ABY (“After the Battle of Yavin”) eras, with the destruction of the Death Star serving as a pivotal moment. Now, with the Ahsoka Disney+ TV series making its mark, it’s time to explore where this exciting new adventure fits into the Star Wars chronology.
Ahsoka and The Mandalorian: A Synchronized Tale
The Ahsoka Disney+ series is a direct continuation of the character’s live-action debut in The Mandalorian season 2. To understand its placement in the Star Wars timeline, we must first look to The Mandalorian. The inaugural season of the series is set in 9 ABY, five years following the events of “Return of the Jedi.” However, as the narrative unfolds, the exact timeline becomes somewhat hazy, with conflicting accounts from key figures at Lucasfilm.
Depending on one’s interpretation, The Mandalorian‘s timeline ranges from 9 ABY to 12 ABY. Regardless of the precise date, what is certain is that Ahsoka runs parallel to The Mandalorian season 3. This revelation answers the question of why Ahsoka Tano and Sabine Wren did not make appearances in the third season of The Mandalorian. Moreover, it places the meeting of the Imperial Shadow Council, a significant event in The Mandalorian season 3’s finale, ahead of the occurrences in Ahsoka‘s initial episodes.
The Ahsoka- Rebels Connection
Dave Filoni, a pivotal figure in the Star Wars creative team, has shed light on the Ahsoka series, referring to it as essentially “Star Wars Rebels season 5.” Star Wars Rebels, an animated series, concluded shortly before the Battle of Yavin. Interestingly, while Ahsoka episode 1 avoids explicitly pinpointing its position concerning Star Wars Rebels’ conclusion, it is firmly established to take place between 9 and 12 years after those events. This temporal gap offers the perfect canvas for significant character evolution, particularly for Ahsoka Tano and Sabine Wren. As we delve further into the series, it is hoped that future episodes will provide additional clarity regarding its temporal nuances.
Tune in to Ahsoka’s Journey
For fans eagerly awaiting more of Ahsoka‘s adventures, new episodes of the series release every Tuesday at 6 pm PT / 9 pm ET exclusively on Disney+. As we navigate this compelling journey through the Star Wars timeline, one thing is for sure – Ahsoka Tano’s story continues to captivate and mystify, making her an enduring figure in the ever-expanding galaxy far, far away.
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