Back in March, when Disney announced that Jon Favreau would write and executive produce a new live-action Star Wars series for Disney’s still-unnamed streaming service, we noted that we knew absolutely noting about the show—including its setting, its name, the basic setup for its plot, or whether it would be a bad Star Wars story like the prequels or a good Star Wars story like the sequels. Now, we finally have an answer to one of those questions, with Favreau himself telling Nerdist’s Dan Casey that his show will be set three years after the Battle Of Endor that ended Return Of The Jedi. (The tweet below says seven, but it’s three.)
That means this show will take place in the still-murky decades between the original movies and the new movies, when the collapse of the Galactic Empire somehow laid the groundwork for the advent of the stronger and eviler First Order—not to mention the rise of Supreme Leader Snoke, an elderly man in a bathrobe who recently got sliced in half. That’s also the same basic time period as Star Wars Resistance, the new “anime-inspired” series from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels producer Dave Filoni.
Favreau’s comment also confirms that this definitely won’t be the live-action Star Wars show George Lucas was working on many years ago, which would’ve focused on Coruscant’s underworld in the years between Revenge Of The Sith and A New Hope.