How did the First Order Come to Power? “The Mandalorian” May Provide an Answer

Pedro Pascal in "The Mandalorian"

At the end of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, the rebellion wins the day and the evil galactic Empire is defeated. When we return in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, however, we learn that its spirit and power lives on in form of the First Order. What happened in those 30 years that allowed it? Looks like The Mandalorian will provide some answers.

Speaking with EW, Jon Favreau, the executive producer of the upcoming Disney+ series, and Dave Filoni, the show’s director, shed light on the place of the show within the franchise. 

“So somehow, things weren’t necessarily managed as well as they could have been if [the galaxy] ended up in hot water again like that”, said Filoni.

According to them, it seems things have not gone so well for the good guys of the galaxy as The Order is pretty powerful and well equipped by the beginning of The Force Awakens, and the new show will deal with this time period.

So what can the fans expect? It seems the show will depict the rise to power of the First Order in broad lines, even if it will not dive into specific stories like the backstory of Supreme Leader Snoke. the franchise’s cannon has already supplied fans with bits of what happened and the new show may tie the strings together.