A long time ago, there weren't any Star Wars TV shows (unless of course, you count vintage '80s shows Droids and Ewoks), but since Star Wars: The Clone Wars landed in 2008 (which kept us entertained until 2020), we've had Star Wars: Rebels and The Mandalorian. And there are a lot more on the horizon, so here are all the upcoming Star Wars TV shows.
Last year, Disney and Lucasfilm announced a number of upcoming Star Wars TV shows for hugely popular streaming service Disney+. But there's one that's just weeks away, which was teased at the end of The Mandalorian Season 2. So let's start with the only one that currently has a release date.
The Book of Boba Fett
The Book of Boba Fett will start streaming on Disney+ on December 29, and there have already been a couple of trailers and a few TV spots. Temuera Morrison will be reprising his role as the iconic bounty hunter, having appeared in The Mandalorian Season 2.
Morrison also played Jango Fett in Episode II: Attack of the Clones, so it's unknown whether he'll be reprising that role, too (in flashbacks, of course), or perhaps even other surviving clones such as Captain Rex (although we think Rex will most likely appear in Ahsoka).
What we do know is that the show will follow Boba Fett and his sidekick Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) following their takeover at Jabba's Palace, as seen in The Mandalorian Season 2 secret ending. So here's to hoping we get an explanation as to how Boba Fett survived the sarlacc!
Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2
Following The Book of Boba Fett with Season 2 of hit animated show The Bad Batch makes sense for a number of reasons. Firstly, The Bad Batch only premiered on Disney+ this year, so it's a show that already exists, while a second season was greenlit shortly after the first one ended.
Secondly, it features Clone Force 99 - Tech, Wrecker, Hunter, Echo, and Crosshair - and young female clone Omega, who was revealed to be the sister of Boba Fett. The first season is pretty thrilling for the most part, as it follows on from Order 66 and is a sequel to The Clone Wars.
When exactly we can expect Season 2, though, is unknown, but the chances are it will be some time in late 2022 - perhaps early 2023. Either way, we're hoping we'll see Omega and Clone Force 99 before then, as there's every possibility they will show up in The Book of Boba Fett.
The Mandalorian Season 3
Before we get to any of the brand-new shows, let's talk about another new season - The Mandalorian Season 3. While no date has been confirmed yet (although it will be some time in 2022), with The Book of Boba Fett being touted as The Mandalorian 2.5, it's definitely happening.
The Mandalorian Season 2 left us on a cliffhanger - and a sad note, too - as we said goodbye to Grogu, who was ceremoniously rescued by Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). But it looks like Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) will have to face off against Bo-Katan (Katee Sackhoff) in the next season.
But there are also rumors of a "time-jump", so it's possible The Mandalorian Season 3 will pull something really special out of the bag. It will also run alongside (or thereabouts) Ahsoka, which is also rumored to be introducing - or reintroducing - the concept of time travel.
Set eight years after Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Obi-Wan Kenobi will follow the titular character (with Ewan McGregor reprising his role) as he navigates a galaxy where the Galactic Empire have long ruled, while he also watches over a young Luke Skywalker from the hills of Tatooine.
Recently, Hayden Christensen was also confirmed to be reprising his role as Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader. Obi-Wan Kenobi is said to focus on the pair's relationship, while Lucasfilm producer Kathleen Kennedy has even dubbed the show as "the rematch of the century."
Several newcomers have been confirmed, while Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse will be returning as Owen and Beru Lars. Obi-Wan Kenobi will be a limited series and will consist of six episodes. It will be released onto Disney+ sometime in 2022.
Ahsoka might just end up being the biggest game-changer in the Star Wars universe, because the rumors circling the show involve the 'World Between Worlds' being reintroduced, a time-traveling concept that was last seen - in fact, only seen - in Star Wars: Rebels.
Rosario Dawson, who brought the Togruta Jedi Knight to life in live-action in The Mandalorian Season 2, will be returning to the role. The show will run alongside The Mandalorian, however, Hayden Christensen has been confirmed to be making an appearance.
Ahsoka will also feature Sabine Wren in her first live-action appearance (Natasha Liu Bordizzo), and it's rumored that the show will revolve around their ongoing search for lost Jedi Ezra Bridger, who disappeared in the Rebels finale. Unfortunately, it won't start filming until March next year.
Like Obi-Wan Kenobi, Andor will resurrect a Star Wars character who was killed off in a movie. Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) will be returning to the small screen in his very own TV series, which will take place five years before Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
But Luna isn't the only Rogue One character returning for the show, as Forest Whitaker will be reprising his role as Saw Gerrera (a character who has also appeared in The Clone Wars, Rebels, and The Bad Batch). Genevieve O'Reilly will also be playing Mon Mothma again.
Whether or not Felicity Jones will return as Jyn Erso remains to be seen, but seeing as Jyn and Cassian don't meet until the events of Rogue One, this is unlikely. The 'limited series' is scheduled for release in mid to late 2022. It has been confirmed that there will be 12 episodes.
Star Wars: The Acolyte
One of the lesser-known live-action projects is Star Wars: The Acolyte, which is set to revolve around a number of female characters, with actress Amandla Stenberg rumored to take the lead. Co-creator Leslye Headland has said that the series would take place "in a pocket of the universe and a pocket of the timeline that we don't know much about." The era in question was later confirmed to be the late High Republic era. Filming will begin in May 2022.
Rangers of the New Republic
As you may already know, this live-action project has been put on indefinite hold. While it could still happen, it's likely that Gina Carano's exit from The Mandalorian, following controversial tweets, has had an impact, as she was being prepped to appear in the spin-off show, as seen in Season 2.
Very little is known about Lando at present, other than the fact it will be a limited series that will focus on Lando Calrissian. It's likely that Donald Glover will reprise his role as the iconic smuggler from Solo: A Star Wars Story, as the show is rumored to be set before the original trilogy era.