The Star Wars saga is best known for the film installments that have been taking viewers back to that galaxy far, far away for nearly 40 years now. As of right now, we have eight films' worth of characters and continuity to watch and re-watch to our hearts' delight. As it happens, however, there's much more to Star Wars than what has been released on the big screen. Fans have gotten to see a couple of pretty stellar Star Wars TV shows as well. Unfortunately, Star Wars Rebels will be coming to an end after the upcoming fourth season on Disney XD, so we're almost done with the adventures of the Ghost crew.

More fortunately, the end of Rebels does mean that the time could be right for brand new shows set in the Star Wars universe. The canon reset back in 2014 meant that the former expanded universe was no long officially part of the Star Wars timeline, and so there are plenty of eras open for exploration on the small screen. Sure, there are some characters and events that are set in stone, but it's a big galaxy, and there are a lot of stories to be told. So, in honor of Star Wars Day -- that is, May the Fourth -- check out our 6 picks for Star Wars TV shows after Rebels!

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Star Wars: Rebel Alliance

Setting: Post-A New Hope

Thanks to Star Wars Rebels, Rogue One, and A New Hope, the Star Wars saga has covered the beginnings of the Rebel Alliance and its first major victories against the Empire. It would be a shame to stop all the story momentum just because the Death Star blew up and Princess Leia started distributing medals on Yavin IV. Three years passed between the end of A New Hope and the beginning of Empire Strikes Back, and there are many unanswered questions. Why was the Rebel Alliance driven to Hoth? What happened with the bounty hunter at Ord Mantell? Did Luke and Leia ever have a "Hey, that's weird!" moment after discovering they have the same birth date? Will we never know?

Star Wars: Rebel Alliance could give us these answers and more. Even if a post-A New Hope show couldn't necessarily cover the main trio of heroes, there were plenty of faceless rebels running around the original trilogy. In fact, as long as no Jedi are introduced, there's no reason why a new band of heroes couldn't emerge from the background and survive into the events of Empire Strikes Back and even Return of the Jedi. We know Hera will still be around for a while, so she could even turn up every once in while.

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