‘The Book of Boba Fett’ adds to ‘The Mandalorian’s’ growing galaxy

As teased in a post-credit series throughout “The Mandalorian” season ending, “The Book of Boba Fett” will debut in December 2021, including the fugitive hunter presented in the very first “Star Wars” follow up, “The Empire Strikes Back.” Temuera Morrison will return from the prequel trilogy, with Ming-Na Wen joining him as Fennec Shand.

Although there was some speculation that the spinoff may operate as a stand in for “The Mandalorian,” Lucasfilm revealed that this was a different program, and the flagship series would start production on its 3rd season next year, to run following “Book of Boba Fett.”

The studio has currently revealed an enthusiastic slate of “Star Wars” live-action series for Disney+. The list consists of “Ahsoka,” starring Rosario Dawson as Anakin Skywalker’s grownup padawan, Ahsoka Tano; “Rangers of the New Republic,” embeded in the exact same timeline; and an Obi-Wan Kenobi restricted series, which will reunite Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen.

The business is likewise establishing an occasion series developed around the character of Lando Calrissian, another example of utilizing Disney+ as a platform to broaden upon the stories surrounding initial characters from the “Star Wars” galaxy.

Robert Rodriguez — who directed the episode that included Boba Fett’s return — is acting as an executive manufacturer on the series, along with “The Mandalorian’s” Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni.

Favreau appeared Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America” — the network is likewise owned by Disney — to verify the brand-new series. “They let me keep this one a secret,” Favreau stated, describing the current Disney Financier Day statements.

The star who initially appeared inside the Boba Fett armor, Jeremy Bulloch, just recently passed away at the age of 75.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.