Obi Wan Series Timeline Explained: Will Take Place 10 Years After Revenge of the Sith

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Now that the Obi Wan series has been officially confirmed with Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen reprising their roles, many fans want to know when the Obi Wan timeline will take place. In Revenge of the Sith, the movie ends soon after Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan have their iconic lightsaber duel. The next time the duo meets isn't until their fight in A New Hope on the Death Star.

That leaves a lot of unexplored territory Lucasfilm could cover.

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When does the Obi Wan series timeline take place?


The series will take place "10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where he faced his greatest defeat, the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader" according to an announcement released by Lucasfilm in December.

Does the Obi Wan series take place after Solo: A Star Wars Story?


The Obi Wan series takes place about 1-4 years after Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Does the Obi Wan series take place after Star Wars Rebels?


The Obi Wan series takes place about 4 years before Star Wars Rebels.

Does the Obi Wan series take place before Rogue One?

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The Obi Wan series takes place about 9 years before Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and A New Hope.

Obi Wan Series Timeline by Year

19 BBY -

Revenge of the Sith

13-10 BBY -

Solo: A Star Wars Story

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9 BBY -

Obi Wan Series

5-1 BBY -

Star Wars Rebels

0 BBY -

Rogue One

0 BBY -

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A New Hope


Will Han Solo cameo in the

Obi Wan

series?


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Given the immediate proximity to

Solo: A Star Wars Story

, it is possible a Han Solo cameo could appear in the

Obi Wan

series.

That would be tough to explain in canon, as Obi Wan first meets Solo on Tatooine in

A New Hope

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. Solo has made quite a few run-ins with Imperials, so it wouldn't be surprising if he annoyed Young Vader in some way around this time.

It is also rumored that

Commander Cody

will make an appearance in the

Obi Wan

series. He is expected to play a villainous role hunting down Obi-Wan Kenobi. As fans of the

Clone Wars

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know, Cody was a leader of the Grand Army of the Republic and participated in many battles as well as rescuing Master Piell. He often accompanied Obi-Wan, such as at the Battle of Kiros. Sadly, after the Clone Wars and Order 66, Commander Cody became one of the first generations of Imperial Stormtroopers.

The

Obi Wan

series may delve into the timeline between these events where Commander Cody has to choose between duty and his long friendship with Obi Wan.

The

Obi Wan

release date

is not yet confirmed, but an early 2021 release is most likely. The

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Obi Wan

series director

is Deborah Chow, who will be the lead for all episodes. The show will be streaming entirely on Disney+.

Are you happy with the timeline Lucasfilm chose to explore Obi Wan and Vader's past? It seems like the perfect unexplored territory. Leave us a comment below!