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'Ahsoka' has arrived: How to watch Disney's new series, plus the rest of 'Star Wars' in chronological order

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A long, long time ago, Disney announced that Ahsoka would be getting her own spinoff series starring Rosario Dawson. Today, Ahsoka finally arrives. Looking to watch rewatch Star Wars — movies and shows included — in chronological order ahead of the Ahsoka premiere? Well, may the force be with you! A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, the Star Wars universe was just a few movies wide. These days, it is an ever-expanding franchise which includes prequel films like Solo, new spinoffs such as Andor and Skeleton Crew, and popular streaming series like The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett.

With over 20 movies and shows making up the SWCU (Star Wars Cinematic Universe), plus the upcoming film trilogy following Daisy Ridley’s Rey, you practically need Jedi training to keep track of the Star Wars timeline. But don’t worry, young Padawan, because in the age of streaming, at least you can find every Star Wars show and movie in the same place. Here’s when (and where) to watch every chapter of Star Wars, from A New Hope to The Rise of Skywalker.

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How to watch Star Wars in chronological order

Much like with the MCU in recent years, the release order of Star Wars content doesn't always align with where a movie or show falls on the story's timeline. So while the original Star Wars trilogy, starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, was released in 1977, there are currently multiple shows and movies predating the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.

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The entire Star Wars franchise is currently available to stream on Disney+. A basic, ad-supported subscription to the platform starts at $8 per month, or you can go ad-free for $11 per month. You can also bundle ad-supported Disney+ and Hulu for $10 monthly, or get the Disney Bundle Trio Basic, which includes ESPN+, starting at $13 per month.

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Star Wars timeline in chronological order:

  • Young Jedi Adventures (canon unconfirmed)

  • Episode I: The Phantom Menace

  • Episode II: Attack of the Clones

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (movie)

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (series)

  • Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

  • Star Wars: The Bad Batch

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

  • Star Wars Rebels

  • Andor

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • Episode IV: A New Hope

  • Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

  • Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

  • The Mandalorian

  • The Book of Boba Fett

  • Star Wars: Resistance

  • Episode VII: The Force Awakens

  • Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

  • Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker

Bonus:

  • Star Wars: Visions (timeline adjacent)

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Every Star Wars movie (and show) in release order:

Want to keep things simple? Here's the watch order that OG Star Wars fans will probably remember best, with every title arranged in release order.

  • Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)

  • Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

  • Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)

  • Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)

  • Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002)

  • Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003-2005)

  • Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-2020)

  • Star Wars Rebels (2014-2018)

  • Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

  • Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (2017)

  • Star Wars: Resistance (2018-2019)

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

  • Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

  • The Mandalorian (2019-Present)

  • Ahsoka (2023)

  • Star Wars: The Bad Batch (2021-Present)

  • Star Wars: Visions (2021-Present)

  • The Book of Boba Fett (2021)

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022)

  • Andor (2022)

  • Young Jedi Adventures (2023)

Coming soon:

  • Star Wars: Skeleton Crew (2023)

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Where does Ahsoka fall on the Star Wars timeline?

The Ahsoka series, which is scheduled to premiere on Disney+ on August 23, 2023, takes place on a similar timeline to that of The Mandalorian, though it is currently unclear if Ahsoka and The Mandalorian Season 3 take place concurrently.

The new series stars Rosario Dawson as the titular formerly-animated ex-Jedi Padawan. Ahsoka also sees the live-action debut of several other characters originally from the animated Rebels series, including Sabine, Hera Syndulla and Grand Admiral Thrawn.

When does the new Star Wars trilogy come out?

At Star Wars Celebration 2023 in April it was announced that a new Star Wars trilogy is coming to the big screen… eventually. Three films following Daisy Ridley’s Rey are currently in the works. Ridley will reprise her role in an all-new movie set 15 years after the events of The Rise of Skywalker — an era that Lucasfilm has officially dubbed the New Jedi Order.

While there’s currently no official script or release date for the first of the three new Star Wars films, we do know that the film follows Rey heading up a new Jedi Academy and is set to be directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

How to watch Star Wars in Obi-Wan order

This order reframes the Star Wars timeline around just on character: Obi-Wan Kenobi. As opposed to seeing Luke Skywalker at the center of the space opera, this order hones in on Ewan McGregor's performance for a fresh spin on Star Wars.

  • A New Hope

  • The Phantom Menace

  • Attack of the Clones

  • Revenge of the Sith

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

  • The Empire Strikes Back

  • Return of the Jedi

  • The Force Awakens

  • The Last Jedi

  • The Rise of Skywalker

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