In the first episode of the new The Mandalorian TV show, it is mentioned that the Empire is gone. We can then infer that this show is set after Return of the Jedi.

Do we know exactly when the show takes place, in-universe?


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About five years after Return of the Jedi according to Jon Favreau, the producer, who mentions as such in a behind the scenes clip at the Star Wars Celebration event in Chicago as reported by /Film.

“This series takes place about five years after Return of the Jedi,” executive producer and showrunner Jon Favreau says in the clip. “This is a character you’ve never met before in a period of time that you’ve never seen.”

/Film, ‘The Mandalorian’ Footage Description: Sorry, Boba Fett, There’s a New Bounty Hunter in Town

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    "a period of time that you’ve never seen" Only in the sense that no shows/movies have covered it. #LegendsIsTheTrueCanon
    – Harabeck
    Commented Nov 13, 2019 at 15:29
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    @Harabeck didn't "caravan of courage" take place around this time, so we did see it in movies?
    – CBredlow
    Commented Nov 14, 2019 at 20:04
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    @CBredlow I only vaguely remember that movie, but wikipedia says that it took place between ESB and RotJ. Its sequel, Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, also apparently took place before Return of the Jedi.
    – Harabeck
    Commented Nov 14, 2019 at 20:28

The Mandalorian takes place in 9 ABY (After the Battle of Yavin), or 5 years after Return of the Jedi.

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    This would be improved with sources
    – Möoz
    Commented Aug 3, 2020 at 5:57

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