Everything to know about the Boba Fett show

Published on December 21, 2020

Season two of The Mandalorian saw the triumphant return of Boba Fett. The iconic character got in on more action than ever in the Star Wars galaxy, especially in the episode directed by Robert Rodriguez. Fett has always been a fan favorite in the franchise, but he never quite caught the spotlight like he did in the wildly entertaining second season of the Disney+ show. Thankfully for Star Wars fans, more Boba Fett is on his way in his very own spinoff.

For years, there was talk of a Boba Fett movie. Josh Trank, known for Chronicle and the Fantastic Four debacle, was going to direct it. Then Trank and Lucasfilm split over creative differences, although rumors suggested there was more to the story.. After the failure of the Han Solo spinoff, Disney & Co. hit pause on more spinoffs. During that wait and see period, Lucasfilm decided the adventures of Boba Fett are best for streaming.

The Book of Boba Fett is the title of the series. It’ll debut in 2021. Temuera Morrison will be back. Morrison first played Jango Fett in the prequel series, as well as the clones created for the Storm Trooper army. Jango, of course, is Boba’s father. Morrison killed it as Boba, providing some of season two’s coolest moments of action and suspense. After the surprising events of the finale, a post-credits stinger teased more adventures with Boba Fett. It suggested either more of the character in The Mandalorian’s future or a spinoff.

The Boba Fett series is set around the same time as the events of The Mandalorian, meaning the titular character could one day appear in the Boba Fett show. The spinoff will film before the next season of The Mandalorian, but both shows will continue to involve producers and directors, Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni. Another key member involved in the series, actress Ming-Na Wen, who’s remarkable as Fennec Shand. The assassin was saved by Boba Fett, and now the two are a formidable team. 

Season two of The Mandalorian teased what’s in store for Fett and Shand during a post-credits scene. The two fought their way through Jabba the Hutt’s palace on Tatooine, where Luke Skywalker grew up and was featured prominently in the latest season of the Disney+ show. In the final moment, Boba Fett rests on Fett’s throne and the title card reveals THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT…. COMING DECEMBER 2021.” 

Director Robert Rodriguez is executive producing the series and, presumably, will return to direct. “We didn’t want to spoil the surprise during the big Kathleen Kennedy announcement of all the shows [during Investor Day earlier this month], so they let me keep this one a secret, ” Favreau said on Good Morning America. “So this is actually separate from The Mandalorian season 3. But what we didn’t say in that announcement is the next show coming up — what Kathy called ‘the next chapter’ — is going to be The Book of Boba Fett, and then we go into production right after that on The Mandalorian, back with the main character that we all know and love… pretty soon following that. There’s a lot of Star Wars content coming out, I think they announced 10 projects, I think this will be 11.”

There’s no word on whether The Mandalorian season three and The Book of Boba Fett will air at the same time, week-to-week. One thing is for certain, fans are excited. Boba Fett and Fennec Shand are such a strong pairing, two ice cool assassins that showed a new side of themselves in the new season of The Mandalorian. More of those two traveling the galaxy together and kicking butt — yes, please.

Jack Giroux is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily. Based in Los Angeles, he is an entertainment journalist who's previously written for Thrillist, Slash Film, Film School Rejects, and The Film Stage.

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