Star Wars: How to navigate the series?

Job by Alexis Lebrun June 9, 2022

Since Disney’s change of strategy in relation to its precious license, Star Wars movies are rare in theaters, but the series is multiplying on Disney +. In order not to get lost, here is a little guide to the attention of all the young padawans in the galaxy, with the series presented in chronological order according to the Star Wars timeline.

Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003-2005)

This 2D animated series is the first to take place at a crucial period in history Star warsnamely, the famous clone war between the droids of the Confederation of Independent Systems and the clones of the Galactic Republic, with always in the background the battle between the Jedi and the Sith.

The action therefore takes place between Title II (The attack of the clones2002) and III (Sith’s revenge, 2005) and uses the characters of these films and explains in particular how Anakin Skywalker became a Jedi knight. The set is very comfortable, but quickly seen because the series’ 25 episodes (three seasons) last between 3 and 12 minutes each.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-2020)

The artistic success and the popular success of Clone War gave birth to the creation a few years later of the most important animated series in the universe Star wars. As the name suggests, it focuses on the same period as its predecessor, so it’s a kind of reboot.

But the comparison stops there, because with its rather characteristic 3D animation, The Clone Wars has become a cornerstone of the saga during his seven seasons and 133 twenty-minute episodes, especially by introducing fan-favorite characters like Ahsoka Tano (Anakin’s padawan), who will soon be entitled to his own live-action series on Disney +. Warning: before starting The Clone Warsyou should see the eponymous film released in 2008, which serves as a pilot episode for the series.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch (2021-)

The seventh and final season of The Clone Wars introduced in 2020 Clone Force 99, also known as “Bad batch”, genetically engineered elite clones that are vastly different from those that make up the Republic’s military. And these characters are so cool that they’ve been eligible for their own animated series at Disney + since last year, The bad batchboth sequel and spin-off of The Clone Wars.

This time, the clone wars are over, the republic has fallen, order 66 to exterminate all the Jedi has been executed, and the empire controls the galaxy. The series therefore takes place right after the film. Sith’s revengeand another season is scheduled for fall 2022.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022)

The last in the series Star wars is also by far the most anticipated, because it marks the unexpected return of Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi) and Hayden Christensen (Anakin Skywalker / Dark Vader) in the saga. Everyone has forever wondered how Anakin’s former Jedi master survived the defeat of his side in Sith’s revengeand this new series in live action finally provides the answer to this question as we find Obi-Wan Kenobi ten years after his Danish sword fight with Anakin on Mustafar.

Still marked by the transformation of his former apprentice into Darth Vader, he is forced to keep a hole in Tatooine, where he keeps a watchful eye on the very young Luke Skywalker, who is entrusted to the peasants Owen and Beru. For throughout the galaxy, the Inquisitors, exposed to Darth Vader, pursue the last surviving Jedi to eliminate them. Fortunately, everyone already knows that Obi-Wan and Luke survive this hunt, as they are of course present a few years later in episode IV (A new hope, 1977). It remains to be seen how they escaped death …

Star Wars Rebels (2014-2018)

If there really is an animated series Star wars who can compete with The Clone Warsit is Rebels. This time we are fourteen years later Sith’s revengeand five years before A new hopewhich means that the Empire controls the galaxy more than ever with an iron fist by continuing to pursue the few Jedi still alive (yes, it’s an occupation).

But that does not prevent a few attempts at rebellion from appearing, such as the five rebellious and colorful members of the Ghost Ship who carry out covert operations against the Empire in the company of the young Ezra Bridger, the Jedi in the mold. .. Like The Clone Wars, Rebels developed already known characters and created new ones, such as the Inquisitors, who reappeared later Obi-Wan Kenobi. Cool and important for fans.

The Mandalorian (2019-)

With the first series Star wars and Disney live-actionwe radically change the era in the chronology of the saga, as the events this time take place five years after the fall of the empire in episode VI (The return of the Jedi, 1983). However, the New Republic has difficulty controlling the galaxy, which is teeming with more or less dangerous areas.

This is where Din Djarin, the main character in The Mandaloriana silent bounty hunter which obeys the very strict code of conduct of the Mandaloriansbut whose life is turned upside down by the meeting with a very sweet baby of the same kind as Yoda. Wonderful mainstream series about fatherhood, The Mandalorian is the project that put Star Wars back on track and is today a standard meter for the franchise on the small screen. After a moving end to season 2we are anxiously awaiting the third season scheduled for February 2023.

The Book of Boba Fett (2022)

The second series Star wars in real shots are directly attached to The Mandalorian. Its two main characters (Boba Fett and Fennec Shand) actually already appeared there, and the events of the series take place right after the end of season 2 of The Mandalorian.

Yes, the famous bounty hunter from the first trilogy Star wars (1977-1982) did not die in the mouth of Sarlacc in The return of the Jedi. And this series centered on him gives us precisely the opportunity to understand how he survived, by alternating between his memories of that time and the time in mandalorian, where Boba Fett has taken up residence on Jabba the Hutt’s former throne. But it is not easy to rule on this planet …

Star Wars Resistance (2017-2018)

With this latest animated series, we come dangerously close to the last trilogy (2015-2019), since star wars resistance first takes place six months before The power is aroused (2015). It then develops in parallel with the following two films, as the second and final seasons of the series even cross each other The Rise of Skywalker (2019).

We follow the misfortune of Kaz Xiono, a New Republic pilot recruited to become a spy on a first-order secret mission that is becoming more and more threatening. Here is a series Star wars which is mainly aimed at children, but it is also quite interesting for adult fans.

All of these series can be found on Disney +, available with CANAL +.

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