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

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By Brian McCormick | More Articles Comic book geek and Magic: the Gathering player
December 15, 2020  12:06 PM

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.

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?

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
9 BBY - Obi Wan Series
5-1 BBY - Star Wars Rebels
0 BBY - Rogue One
0 BBY - A New Hope

Will Han Solo cameo in the Obi Wan series?

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. 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 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 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!

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