Star Wars is more visible than ever before. Not only does the property have a successful film series, but there are now many television programs set in the Star Wars world that are streaming on Disney+.
The different Star Wars series spans many historical periods and even switches between live-action and animation. The Mandalorian, however, is the most popular Star Wars series and is arguably the most popular fan favorite for many people.
The Mandalorian, which premiered as a Disney+ launch title, follows the eponymous bounty hunter, Din Djarin, as he journeys throughout the galaxy with ‘The Child,’ whose true name is Grogu.
The Mandalorian, created by Iron Man director Jon Favreau and longstanding Star Wars writer Dave Filoni, was so successful that Lucasfilm greenlit a number of spin-off series. The Book of Boba Fett was the first to be released, premiering in December 2021.
Ahsoka, starring Rosario Dawson, will broadcast sometime after The Mandalorian season three. The popular character previously debuted in Star Wars: The Clone Wars before making her live-action debut on The Mandalorian.
There has been no announcement on particular details, but story lines suggested throughout The Mandalorian appear to indicate that Lucasfilm may be attempting to adapt and make canon one of its most popular stories: The Thrawn Trilogy.
The Thrawn Trilogy was a set of Star Wars novels by author Timothy Zahn that continued the story after Return of the Jedi. The series includes 1991’s Heir to the Empire, 1992’s Dark Force Rising, and 1993’s The Last Command and tells the story of a new villain, the military genius Grand Admiral Thrawn, who launches a series of offensive campaigns to bring down the recently founded New Republic in a bid to restore the Galactic Empire to power.
The novels were incredibly popular, and not only introduced fan-favorite characters to the series like Luke’s future wife Mara Jade but also launched the Expanded Universe of the Star Wars franchise, which was for many the canonical continuation of the story until 2014, when Disney deemed all Star Wars material that was not the six movies and animated series The Clone Wars to be non-canon, now published under Legends.