- The Mandalorian is a thrill, but fans might be wondering when it takes place within the larger Star Wars story.
- The show has numerous allusions to other in-world events that help figure out exactly when this story is happening.
- No mysteries here: we know the answer.
Even if you've never watched a Star Wars thing before in your life, The Mandalorian is a blast. But part of what makes the Disney+ original so exciting is the fact that it does fit into the larger Star Wars story that's been told over the last 42 years. But with so many different movies, it can be difficult to figure out when, exactly, everything is supposed to take place. After all, we have an original trilogy that eventually sequentially became 4th, 5th, and 6th, a prequel trilogy that serves as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, and a pair of spinoffs that take place at differing points in between those landmarks. With The Mandalorian , though, we can pinpoint exactly where it takes place: after the end of Return of the Jedi , and before the beginning of The Force Awakens .