Disney announces a whole new Star Wars era filled with new stories. This is Star Wars: The High Republic.
Before the Lucasfilm acquisition by Disney in 2012, there was a very large expanded universe that covered various time periods within Star Wars via multiple stories. Disney effectively cleaned the slate and re-branded them as Star Wars: Legends.
This allowed for Disney to create a new official timeline of events that as of 2012 just included the six films and the 2008 television series, The Clone Wars. Disney could now start afresh and ensure that every story in the Star Wars universe was carefully written to have its place and if need be, connect to other events.
Since 2012, Disney has done just that with a new trilogy of Skywalker films, two stand-alone films, Solo and Rogue One, television series, novels, comics and more.
Disney and Lucasfilm have just announced a new era in the Star Wars timeline, The High Republic. Set 200 years before the events of The Phantom Menace, these stories tell of a time where the Jedi kept peace and order throughout the galaxy.
But it won’t just be about everyday Jedi, they’ll be Jedi similar to Texas Walker who try to keep the peace of the republic borders. They’ll be new bounty hunters, new characters and even new enemies that even the Jedi are afraid of.
The announcement video I have included below gives an introduction to this new time period and explains what the High Republic is all about.
These stories will start to appear later in the year. As stated on the official Star Wars website,
The first books and comics are set to debut at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim in August 2020 with Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi, a massive interconnected story that’s told across various formats by various publishers.