Remember when the idea of a Star Wars television series was pie in the sky? Well, now TV is where it’s at, and undoubtedly you could place The Mandalorian as the most successful project the franchise has had in years. And all you need to do for proof is look at the spinoffs that are emerging from it, an Ahsoka Tano show led by Rosario Dawson, and the anticipated Book of Boba Fett which arrives this December.
A new trailer sets the table for what I think is going to be the most exciting series Star Wars has produced yet. Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen return as Boba Fett and Fennec Shand respectively, who have taken over the criminal empire run by Jabba the Hutt. In this footage we see Fett and Shand taking over, with the ex-bounty hunter saying he plans to “rule with respect.” That’s good and all, but will everyone who followed Jabba simply bow down to Fett’s new world order? Of course not!
Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, Robert Rodriguez, and Colin Wilson all exec-produce, most of them having done the same on The Mandalorian. Favreau, Filoni, and Rodriguez will also direct episodes, along with Bryce Dallas Howard who is really carving a place for herself in this universe. She’s not getting run out of town like her old man did after directing Solo, that’s for sure.
The Book of Boba Fett hits Disney+ on December 29th.
“The Book of Boba Fett,” a thrilling Star Wars adventure, finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand 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.