Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures is now premiering earlier than expected, on April 26

The next Star Wars series will be coming a few weeks earlier than previously expected.

The week after the season three finale of The Mandalorian, Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures will premiere on Disney+ on Wednesday, April 26.

Young Jedi Adventures is a series of animated shorts designed for kids, set in the days of the High Republic. It follows a group of younglings as they train with Grand Master Yoda, learning more about the Jedi and the Force as they seek to help others in the galaxy. All episodes of the first season will be airing at the same time, much like with Visions in 2021 or Tales of the Jedi in 2022.

This show was originally slated to release on May 4 in honor of Star Wars Day, but it has now been moved up. That makes a lot of sense, for at least two reasons. First, it slots in right after The Mandalorian wraps up, giving new Star Wars content in a (brief) period that will not be as packed as we’re used to right now. But second, it allows Visions Volume 2 to stand by itself, as that series will release on May 4. Spreading these two shows out will allow each of them to receive the spotlight from Star Wars fans.

Young Jedi Adventures probably won’t be for everyone, but I’m excited to have a show set in the High Republic era, which marks the first time that the era is being brought to the screen. It’s been heavily featured in publishing, and has even been featured in some VR experiences, but for the first time we’ll get a series set in the time period. That’s awesome, and I’m hopeful it’s just the beginning of much more to come. Plus, I think it’s really cool that there will be kids who are introduced to Star Wars through this series and this era of the galaxy, seeing the Jedi in their full glory.

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