When In Star Wars’ Timeline Is The Show Set? The Messy Answer Explained

While it’s possible to approximately date the events of “Ahsoka” — factoring in some wiggle room for the possibility that Morgan Elsbeth could have remained in captivity for a year or two — Ahsoka Tano’s overarching “Star Wars” timeline is further complicated by a prior cameo appearance.

In “The Book of Boba Fett” Episode 6, protagonist of “The Mandalorian” Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) visits Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) on the planet Ossus to reunite with Grogu. There, he runs into Ahsoka. “Boba Fett” showrunner Jon Favreau told Variety in an interview clip the outlet shared to its Twitter account that he estimates one or two years elapsed between the end of “The Mandalorian” Season 2 and Din’s visit to Ossus.

How long the New Republic might have held Elsbeth in captivity, then, is key to figuring out whether “Ahsoka” takes place before or after Ahsoka’s “Boba Fett” cameo. If Elsbeth remained imprisoned for more than two years, then “Ahsoka” Episode 1 starts the furthest along in Ahsoka’s timeline viewers have seen to date. If “Ahsoka” takes place, say, days after Elsbeth’s capture — which seems likelier, given the urgency of Ahsoka’s mission to locate both Ezra and Thrawn — then “Boba Fett” includes a flash-forward to a moment that follows the events of “Ahsoka.”

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