At the end of credits for the last week’s season finale of The Mandalorian came a teaser for a new live-action Star Wars series featuring everybody’s favorite bounty hunter. Titled The Book of Boba Fett, the show will feature Temuera Morrison reprising his performance as the titular character, with Ming-Na Wen (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as the assassin Fennec Shand. The series will premiere in December 2021.
While previously unannounced, this reveal wasn’t all the surprising, either. Several years ago, Disney and LucasFilm were developing standalone Star Wars feature films, including the one about Boba Fett. When Solo: A Star Wars Story crashed and burned in cinemas earning a mere $375 million on a $300 million budget, the studio gave up on these movies. But the success of Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni’s The Mandalorian changed this. During the recent Disney Investor Day, Disney announced plans for almost a dozen new Star Wars projects, including two movies by Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman 1984) and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), two animated TV shows, and six live-action TV shows: The Acolyte, Andor, Ahsoka, Lando, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Rangers of the New Republic. Now, you can also add The Book of Boba Fett to this list.