Boba Fett spin-off series on the way to Disney+
A Boba Fett series is on the way to Disney+, following his appearance in The Mandalorian.
Disney+’s smash hit Star Wars series takes Western genre thrills to a galaxy far, far away, following a lone gunslinger on the outer reaches of the galaxy after the fall of the Empire in Episode VI. Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) plays the bounty hunter, reprising his lead role for Season 2 alongside “the Child” (aka “Baby Yoda”), legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) and fan-favorite Ahsoka Tano, making her live-action debut.
The Mandalorian has become a flagship project for the subscription streaming service and, while there was talk recently of a slowdown in the amount of Star Wars titles being produced, the growth and success of Disney+ has perhaps led to other ideas, with a host of new shows given the green light. Indeed, Ahsoka Tano’s story, written by Dave Filoni, will continue in a limited Disney+ series titled Ahsoka, starring Rosario Dawson and executive produced by Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau. Rangers of the New Republic is also on the way. Set within the timeline of The Mandalorian, the live-action series from executive producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni will intersect with future stories and culminate into a climactic story event.
Now, Boba’s getting his own solo outing too, with the Season 2 finale of The Mandalorian teasing “The Book of Boba Fett” in a post-credits sting. It will star Morrison and Ming-Na Wen, who plays bounty hunter Fennec Shand, and will be executive produced by Favreau and Dave Filoni, along with director Robert Rodriguez, who helmed the episode of Season 2 that heavily featured Boba and Fennec in action.
Also set within the timeline of The Mandalorian, the show will follow Boba after the events of Season 2, which revealed that the bounty hunter had survived falling into the Pit of the Sarlacc in Return of the Jedi. The news comes after the tragic passing of Jeremy Bulloch, the original actor who played Boba on the big screen.
The Book of Boba Fett will premiere on Disney+ in 2021. Production is now underway.