When Lucasfilm announced all the Star Wars projects coming to Disney+ during Disney Investor Day, they left one project off – The Book of Boba Fett. Instead, the new series was teased in a surprise end-credit sequence following the season finale of The Mandalorian.
Boba Fett is back and his story is just beginning. The legendary bounty hunter’s journey will continue in The Book of Boba Fett.
Jon Favreau, executive producer of The Mandalorian, confirmed today on Good Morning America that the new series is currently in production and will arrive December 2021, only on Disney+.
The Book of Boba Fett will be set within the timeline of The Mandalorian and star Temuera Morrison as the titular bounty hunter, along with Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand.
Boba Fett made his big-screen debut in 1980’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, becoming an instant fan favorite thanks to his visually arresting armor and cool demeanor.
Jeremy Bulloch, the original actor inside the armor, passed away last week – but his legacy, including all he brought to Boba Fett, goes on. The Book of Boba Fett will carry that legacy forward.
Season 3 of The Mandalorian will go into production next year.
From the triumphant return of Boba Fett to the live-action debut of fan-favorite Ahsoka Tano, the second season of The Mandalorian is a fun, surprising, emotional thrill-ride which has kept fans excited to see how each new weekly chapter will unfold.
In the second season, The Mandalorian and the Child continue their journey, facing enemies and rallying allies as they make their way through a dangerous galaxy in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire.
Showrunner Jon Favreau serves as executive producer along with Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson, with Karen Gilchrist and Carrie Beck serving as co- executive producers.
Directors for The Mandalorian Season 2 include Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, Carl Weathers, Peyton Reed and Robert Rodriguez. The writers are Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni and Rick Famuyiwa.
Among the other projects announced for Disney+ are Obi-Wan Kenobi, starring Ewan McGregor with Hayden Christensen returning as Darth Vader, and two series set in The Mandalorian era from Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni: Rangers of the New Republic and Ahsoka, a series featuring the fan favorite character Ahsoka Tano.