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Disney+ reveals the debut date for ‘The Book of Boba Fett’

When does ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ drop?

Disney+ released the new poster for “The Book of Boba Fett.”
Disney+ released the new poster for “The Book of Boba Fett,” the new “Star Wars” series set after “Return of the Jedi.”
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Disney+ announced the official launch date for its upcoming “Star Wars” series “The Book of Boba Fett.”

  • The show, which will tell a new story about the bounty hunter Boba Fett, will premiere on Wednesday, Dec. 29, just days after Christmas.

The series was first teased during an end-credit scene after the Season 2 finale of “The Mandalorian.” In the scene, Boba Fett, who had been helping The Mandalorian on his journey, returned to Tatooine where he sat on the throne of the late Jabba the Hutt.

  • Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) joined him at the throne, suggesting that the two of them will now lead over the empire from the Hutt crime lord.

Indeed, the series will see “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,” according to a release from Disney+

The show was somewhat of a surprise, but highly expected at the same time. Reports in November 2020 suggested that Boba Fett would get his own miniseries with Disney+. Soon after, Boba Fett returned to “Star Wars” universe in “The Mandalorian” season 2 premiere episode.

After the end credit scene in the Season 2 finale, Disney+ confirmed that “The Book of Boba Fett” would be an original series set in the same timeline as “The Mandalorian.”

“The Mandalorian” showrunner Jon Favreau said the show would not be a third season of “The Mandalorian,” but its own original project.