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'The Book of Boba Fett' Now Has a Trailer If You Need More 'Star Wars' in Your Streaming Queue

Giving the famed bounty hunter his own spinoff series, this upcoming addition to Disney+ will fill 'The Mandalorian'-sized gap in your viewing schedule.
By Sarah Ward
November 02, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
November 02, 2021
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Two years after The Mandalorian gave the Star Wars franchise its first live-action TV spinoff — and a year after the show's second season hit streaming — The Book of Boba Fett is about to deliver a new dose of bounty hunter thrills. This time, Disney+'s latest addition to a galaxy far, far away will focus on the famed eponymous character that dates back to the 70s, with New Zealand actor Temuera Morrison (Occupation: Rainfall) donning Boba's helmet and armour in the new streaming series.

Morrison played the role in The Mandalorian, too, after initially joining the franchise back in 2002, in Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones, as Jango Fett — the OG bounty hunter who provided the genetic template for Boba. So, this is a series with a history in multiple ways.

Set to start streaming on Wednesday, December 29, The Book of Boba Fett will follow its namesake and mercenary Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen, Mulan) as they head to Tatooine. There, they're trying to control the territory once overseen by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate. Unsurprisingly, that requires navigating the galaxy's chaotic underworld — and, as the just-dropped trailer for the series shows, that whole process isn't going to go smoothly.

If you watched The Mandalorian, you should already be primed to spend more time with Boba. If you're just a dedicated Star Wars fan in general, clearly that's long been the case.

And while this will only mark Disney+'s second jump into the Star Wars realm, plenty more is in the works. So, in the next few years, you can look forward to another season of The Mandalorian, a prequel to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story focusing on Cassian Andor (Diego Luna, If Beale Street Could Talk), a series about Obi-Wan Kenobi starring Ewan McGregor (of course), and other shows about fellow Star Wars characters Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson, Zombieland: Double Tap) and Lando Calrissian (as initially played Billy Dee Williams, and also by Donald Glover in Solo: A Star Wars Story). There's also a new mystery-thriller from Russian Doll's Leslye Headland on the slate, too, called The Acolyte.

Check out the trailer for The Book of Boba Fett below:

The Book of Boba Fett will start streaming via Disney+ on Wednesday, December 29.

Top image: © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd.

Published on November 02, 2021 by Sarah Ward
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