‘The Mandalorian’ timeline: Jon Favreau says years have passed

Grogu spent two years studying the Jedi ways with Luke before reuniting with Mando in “The Book of Boba Fett,” the showrunner adds.

The mostly episodic “The Mandalorian” has been very vague up to this point as to how much time has passed since the adventures of Grogu and Din Djarin. But ahead of the show’s highly-anticipated Season 3 premiere, creator Jon Favreau has shed some light on the show’s timeline — in a way that may raise more questions than it answers.

In an interview with Skytalkers podcast with executive producers Dave Filoni and Rick Famuyiwa, as well as series star Katee Sackhoff, Favreau talked about the length of time covered by the first two seasons, which last aired in 2019 and 2020. Favreau said the two seasons — which pick up five years after the events of the third “Star Wars” film, “Return of the Jedi” — take place over “a number of years,” but did not specify exactly how long. .

He also claimed that two years had passed between the season 2 finale, “The Return” and episodes 6 and 7 of the limited spinoff series The Book of Boba Fett. In “The Return,” Grogu, Din’s powerful Force-sensitive charge, left to train with the original film’s star, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), while in the final two episodes of “The Book of Boba Fett,” he abandoned his training and is reunited with his adoptive father .

While there’s nothing in “The Mandalorian” that greatly contradicts the idea of ​​the first two seasons spanning several years, the show itself doesn’t suggest that time has passed, and Grogu — often referred to as ” Baby Yoda” ” due to his young age and resemblance to the beloved “Star Wars” character – barely aged during the show (admittedly, Yoda lived to be about 800 years old, so his race obviously ages very slowly). The timeline of “The Book of Boba Fett” is much more muddled, as the show ostensibly chronicles the events and actions of the characters — including Boba (Temuera Morrison), Fennec Shard (Ming-Na Wen) and Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson). who is getting his own show – as it takes place right after the season 2 finale of the main show, and Grogu seemed to return to Din after training with Luke for a few weeks. (This no doubt contributed to “Boba’s” last-place finish on IndieWire’s list of “Star Wars” TV shows.)

It’s unclear if Season 3 of the show, which will star bounty hunter Pedro Pascal, will also take place over several years or shed more light on the timeline. The season, which also stars Giancarlo Esposito, Carl Weathers, Katee Sackhoff, Emily Swallow, Omid Abtahi, Amy Sedaris, Christopher Lloyd and Tim Meadows, sees Grogu and Din travel to the planet Mandalore so Din can regain his honor and become a Mandalorian again, while Bo-Katan (Sackhoff) looted during their journey.

“The Mandalorian” Season 3 premieres on Disney+ March 1. Watch Favreau, Filoni, Famuyiwa and Sackhoff’s “Skytalkers” interview below. We are at 7:38 for the duration of the covers of seasons 1 and 2.


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