Following the conclusion of the Skywalker saga, Lucasfilm and Disney announce the next chapter in the Star Wars franchise with The High Republic.

Star Wars: The High Republic is set 200 years before the events of The Phantom Menace, as the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order are at their height. This new era of Star Wars will introduce new characters and adventures, as the period does not overlap with any feature films or series that are currently in production.

“We are so excited to be opening up such a rich, fertile era for our authors to explore,” says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “We’ll get to see the Jedi in their prime.”

While the Jedi are positioned as true guardians of peace and justice, they will be forced to combat new adversaries. The High Republic will bring, however, tales of exploration as new cultures are discovered in the Outer Rim.

The first High Republic books and comic will debut at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim in August 2020. The initial phase includes a young adult novel Into the Dark, middle school novel A Test of Courage, comic book series The High Republic Adventure and The High Republic, and a novel called The Light of the Jedi.

Press play below for a glimpse at what is to come from Star Wars: The High Republic, then visit StarWars.com for additional details.

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