Lucasfilm’s new stand-alone streaming Star Wars series, The Book of Boba Fett, will premiere on Disney Plus on Wednesday, Dec. 29 — just under the wire for its scheduled 2021 release. Disney and Lucasfilm revealed the premiere date for The Mandalorian spinoff on Wednesday, and offered a new peek at the famed bounty hunter sitting on the throne he claimed at the end of season two of that Disney Plus series.
Boba Fett and mercenary ally Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) will navigate the Star Wars galaxy’s underworld of Tatooine, taking over as local crime lord for the late Jabba the Hutt and his Twi’lek successor, Bib Fortuna, whom Boba took down in a post-credits tease in The Mandalorian season two finale.
Temuera Morrison will reprise his role as Boba Fett in the series, which is being executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Robert Rodriguez, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson.
Here’s a new (but familiar) look at Boba Fett feeling cozy in Jabba’s former palace.
The Book of Boba Fett is one of many Star Wars shows coming to Disney Plus. Others include Obi-Wan Kenobi, with Ewan McGregor returning as the eponymous wisened Jedi and Hayden Christensen joining him as Darth Vader; Andor, featuring Diego Luna as Cassian Andor from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; and spinoffs starring Lando Calrissian and Ahsoka Tano.
Disney and Lucasfilm did not release a trailer for The Book of Boba Fett, unfortunately, but we’ll almost assuredly get one very soon.