Star Wars Canon Timeline

Perhaps the greatest franchise in existence. This is the Star Wars Canon timeline, every canonical corner of the Star Wars universe.

What’s in the Star Wars Canon Timeline?

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We only include material on this timeline if it is canon. All licensed material beginning in 2015 and moving forward will be part of this timeline. The only pre-2015 material that is currently included is the films, the Clone Wars, and Rebels, novelizations of the films/show, a few story-group approved novels, and Rebels tie-in material.  This timeline includes the following:

  • The Official Films: The original 6 films, and all official films released by Lucasfilm since 2015.
  • Star Wars Television: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels and any non-parody animated and live-action shows since then.
  • Books: Any adult and junior novels released since September of 2014, starting with A New Dawn.
  • Comics: Any official canon comics since Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir.
  • Short Stories: Some canon short stories included in various magazines and other outlets.

Where to Start Reading/Watching Star Wars Canon?

Getting into the canon can be daunting, particularly if you have no idea where to start. Thankfully most of the books and comics stand on their own and don’t need much Star Wars knowledge for you to understand what’s going on. If you’re a fan of the new films, we recommend starting with the Aftermath trilogy or Bloodline. Thrawn is another really good book about the origin story of a new character you won’t find in the films. Or you could simply start chronologically and work from there. This timeline basically sums up all of the canon stories and assembles them in an easy-to-follow timeline for your convenience.

Feel free to click on individual items to see more information! As always, if you have questions or comments about this timeline, we recommend you visit our Contact page for ways to contact us. We hope you enjoy.

entries

ChronologicalEraBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

1

Prequel Era

Comic Issue

Jody Houser

2019-05-14

2

Prequel Era

Novel

Claudia Gray

2019-04-16

3

Prequel Era

Graphic Novel

Cullen Bunn

2017-09-19

4

Prequel Era

Comic Issue

Jody Houser

2019-05-21

5

Prequel Era

Film

George Lucas

1999-05-19

6

Prequel Era

Short Film

Jennifer Muro

2018-05-04

7

Prequel Era

Comic Issue

Jody Houser

2019-05-14

8

Prequel Era

YA Novel

E. K. Johnston

2019-03-05

9

Prequel Era

Graphic Novel

Charles Soule

2016-07-19

10

Prequel Era

Junior Novel

Cavan Scott

2019-03-19

11

Prequel Era

Comic Issue

Jody Houser

2019-05-21

12

The Clone Wars

Comic Issue

2019-05-21

13

Prequel Era

Film

George Lucas
Jonathan Hales

2002-05-16

14

Prequel Era

Graphic Novel

Matt Owens

2018-03-06

15

The Clone Wars

Audio Drama

Cavan Scott

2019-04-30

16

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

Brian Larsen

2010-03-20

17

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

Drew Z. Greenberg

2009-02-06

18

The Clone Wars

Film

Henry Gilroy
Scott Murphy
Steven Melching

2008-08-15

19

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

Cameron Litvack

2010-09-17

20

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

Eoghan Mahony
Steven Melching

2010-09-24

21

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

Steven Melching

2008-10-03

22

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

Steven Melching

2008-10-03

23

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

Steven Melching

2008-10-10

24

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

Steven Melching

2008-10-17

25

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

Steven Melching

2008-10-24

26

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

George Krstic

2008-11-07

27

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

Henry Gilroy
Kevin Campbell

2008-11-14

28

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

Henry Gilroy
Kevin Rubio
Steven Melching

2008-11-21

29

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

Paul Dini

2008-12-05

30

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

Henry Gilroy

2008-12-12

31

The Clone Wars

Comic Issue

2019-05-21

32

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

Julie Siege

2009-01-02

33

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

Julie Siege

2009-01-09

34

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

Katie Lucas

2009-01-16

35

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

Bill Canterbury

2009-01-23

36

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

Steven Melching

2009-01-30

37

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

Craig Titley

2009-02-13

38

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

Brian Larsen

2009-02-20

39

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

George Krstic
Henry Gilroy
Scott Murphy

2009-02-27

40

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

Henry Gilroy
Randy Stradley

2009-03-06

41

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

Henry Gilroy

2009-03-13

42

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

Paul Dini

2009-10-02

43

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

George Krstic

2009-10-02

44

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

Henry Gilroy
Wendy Meracle

2009-10-09

45

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

Carl Ellsworth

2010-03-27

46

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

Craig Titley

2010-04-03

47

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

Steven Melching

2010-04-10

48

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

Melinda Hsu

2009-10-16

49

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

Brian Larsen

2009-11-06

50

The Clone Wars

TV Episode

Brian Larsen

2009-11-13

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    Jason Hamilton

    A few bugs. Working on it.

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    Jason Hamilton

    Somehow got lost in the transfer. Should be back up to date this week.

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    Jason Hamilton

    I’m updating it this week and will add those.

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    Andri

    Myths & Fables?

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      Jason Hamilton

      Oh, good spot. Totally forgot about that one.

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    Brist

    Red Four comic

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    Andrew Nightengale

    I love this new timeline

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    Andrey

    I can’t acess the other pages, just the first one.
    When i click on the second one, i’m back at the first.

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      Jason Hamilton

      Small bug. Should be fixed now.

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    Dave

    Will season 2 of Resistance be added?

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      Jason Hamilton

      yeah, very soon

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    Gordon

    What about the novels Queen’s Shadow, A Crash of Fate, Black Spire Outpost, and Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga?

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      Jason Hamilton

      They’re all there.

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    Sam

    Hi Jason.

    I’m working my way down your list and I just finished Adventures: Raiders of the Lost Gundark. It’s not the best, very much for kids but nonetheless, I’d say the placement for it should be after Episode I and before Queen’s Shadow and not where it currently is. This is because Padmé is still Queen of Naboo and Jar Jar knows her identity, so it must be after the events of TPM and before she is asked to become senator.

    Cheers. Loving all your work!

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    Jordan

    Are you going to add Vader Immortal Episode 2 and 3? and also Clone Wars Season 7 when it’s out?

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      Jason Hamilton

      My entry for Vader Immortal is for all three episodes. And yes, when I know more about TCW S7 I’ll add it as well.

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    J. Vieira

    This timeline is very very helpful, thank you very much for your effort. Yet i noticed that Obi-Wan & Anakin (the comics) took place in the year 29 BBY, while Queen’s Shadow (the novel) took place one year after (28 BBY). So i believe Queen’s Shadow should be placed after Obi-Wan & Anakin.

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    Dman

    Curious if orientation is after lords of the sith simply because it’s tacked onto the end of the book. It reads like something that happened on Thu wit way to the planet so I would have thought it would be read prior to the book.

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      Jason Hamilton

      My rule is that if a shorter work takes place during a larger work, I list it after the larger work.

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    Nicholas T Hummer

    will you add the rise of kylo ren comic?

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      Jason Hamilton

      Yes, in the next update.

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    Nicholas T Hummer

    Your literally the hero we all deserve! Thank you for this well thought out timeline

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    Raymond Franklin

    Hi I really appreciate this timeline, as one of the reasons I never got into Star Wars canon beyond the comics was simply it was too daunting to follow the timeline and continuing story on my own, this timeline has been an amazing guide.

    However I would like to ask that you return the descriptions and information that you used to have in each entry. I enjoyed clicking to expand the entries and learn about new items I haven’t heard about or don’t own yet. Now I have to separately look up those details. Is there a reason why all that information was removed from each entry? Can it be restored? Thanks!

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      Jason Hamilton

      Unfortunately I don’t do that anymore, mostly because I was copy/pasting that information from other sites, and it was coming up as duplicate content which can hurt my search rankings. And it was also a LOT of work, and I just had to cut something.

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    Chris Reise

    Will you be adding season 2 of “Resistance” soon?

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      Jason Hamilton

      Yes

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    plasmamushroom

    hi I have been consuming everything on this timeline in order and i just got to Vader dark visions and shouldn’t it take place sometime after star wars rebels because the rebels show up multiple times in the comics and i don’t think the rebellion should exist at that point in time but I’m no expert so I’m probably wrong. btw I really love this timeline it’s super useful and seems really thought out so thanks

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      Jason Hamilton

      Thanks, I’ll take a look.

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