This is an overview of the complete Star Wars story so far with movies and TV shows and when they take place.

To follow this properly, you’re going to need to understand two acronyms – BBY (before the Battle of Yavin) and ABY (after the Battle of Yavin). The Battle of Yavin was an attempt to destroy the Rebel base of Yavin IV that ended in the destruction of the first Death Star as seen in A New Hope.

BBY dates count down to that event, and ABY count up from it. Congratulations! Now you’re a little bit more of a Star Wars nerd than you were before.

  1. Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999) (movie) – 32 BBY
  2. Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) (movie) – 22 BBY
  3. Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003) (series) – 22 BBY
  4. Star Wars: The Clone Wars Special (2008) (movie) – 22 BBY
  5. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) (series) – 22-19 BBY
  6. Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005) (movie) – 19 BBY
  7. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) (movie) – 13-10 BBY
  8. Star Wars: Rebels (2014) (series) – 5-1 BBY
  9. Rogue One (2016) (movie) – 0 BBY
  10. Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) (movie) 0 BBY – 0 ABY
  11. Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) (movie) – 3 ABY
  12. Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983) (movie) – 4 ABY
  13. The Mandalorian (2019) (series) – 9 ABY
  14. Star Wars: Resistance (2018) (series) – 34 ABY
  15. Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) (movie) – 34 ABY
  16. Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (2017) (movie) – 34 ABY
  17. Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) (movie) – 35 ABY