Boba Fett’s (Temuera Morrison) story finally beings this winter on Disney+.
The streaming service announced Wednesday that The Book of Boba Fett — the surprise Mandalorian spinoff — will premiere December 29th, taking over the Wednesday premiere slot from Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye, which ends its run the same day. According to the series description, the program finds Fett and Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) “navigating the Galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate.” What that means in the grand scheme of things is unknown. Is Fett shoring up resources for the invasion of Mandalore? Was his claim to Mandalorian ancestry even honored in the end? Or is he happy just to be a man making his way in the galaxy, like his father before him?
Curiously, the two stars are still the only named members of the cast. Nevertheless, we still hold out hope that Fett’s old cadre of bounty hunters will appear. How do you do this series without Dengar? And even beyond that, the galaxy’s underworld has to be populated with humanoids who talk, right? The production team includes executive producers Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Robert Rodriguez, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson, co-EPs Karen Gilchrist and Carrie Beck, producer John Bartnicki, and co-producer John Hampian.
The Book of Boba Fett debuts December 29th on Disney+.