Jon Favreau has pulled back the curtain on his Star Wars televison set to debut on the Disney Play streaming service.
Favreau's text would place The Mandalorian in the 30-year space between Return of the Jedi (4 ABY) and Force Awakens (34 ABY). The exact time which the First Order rose up has not been established.
Favreau has a deep connection with the Mandalorian race - he voiced the Mandalorian rogue Pre Vizsla in Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series. Darth Maul beheaded Vizsla in the "Shades of Reason" episode.
Disney has not announced a plan release date for The Mandalorian or the Disney Play service.