When does the Mandalorian series take place in the Star Wars timeline?

The Mandalorian has been a smash hit amongst old Star Wars fans as well as the newer ones since it was released. The Disney+ series tells the tale of Din Djarin, a bounty hunter and one of the few remaining Mandalorians in the galaxy. The show is one of the few Star Wars live-action productions to take place between the original trilogy and the recent sequel trilogy.

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A poster for Disney’s The Mandalorian

Naturally, it can prove to be confusing to keep track of how the timeline of the show matches up with the films – but we are here to sort it out for you in no time.

So where exactly does the Mandalorian fit in the Star Wars timeline?

Before we delve any deeper, it is worth knowing that – like the Gregorian calendars that are followed in the real world – the timeline revolves around a single event.

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A still from Disney’s The Mandalorian

In this case, it’s the Battle of Yavin (otherwise known as the first assault on the Death Star in A New Hope). That’s referred to at 0 BBY – Before the Battle of Yavin. The Mandalorian takes place in 9 ABY – nine years after A New Hope and, interestingly, five years after the Emperor’s defeat in Return of the Jedi. If you are still confused about where the Mandalorian fits into the whole Star Wars timeline, here is the full timeline in the correct order as per the current canon.

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace – 32 BBY

Star Wars: Attack of the Clones – 22 BBY

The Clone Wars – 22 BBY-19 BBY

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith – 19 BBY

The Bad Batch – 19 BBY

Solo: A Star Wars Story – 13 BBY – 10 BBY

Obi-Wan Kenobi – 10 BBY

Star Wars Rebels – 5 BBY – 1 BBY

Andor – 5 BBY

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – 1 BBY

A New Hope – 0 BBY

The Empire Strikes Back – 3 ABY

Return of the Jedi – 4 ABY

The Mandalorian seasons 1 and 2 – 9 ABY

The Book of Boba Fett – 9 ABY

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – 34 ABY

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – 34 ABY

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – 35 ABY

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A still from The Mandalorian Season 3

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