Disney+ has finally set the premiere date for “The Book of Boba Fett.”
The streaming service revealed Wednesday that the new live-action “Star Wars” series will debut Dec. 29.
Per Disney+, “The Book of Boba Fett” is described as “a thrilling ‘Star Wars’ adventure” that “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.”
The live-action Lucasfilm-produced “Star Wars” series stars Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen.
“The Book of Boba Fett” is executive produced by “The Mandalorian” creator Jon Favreau, along with Dave Filoni, Robert Rodriguez, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist and Carrie Beck serve as co-executive producers, with John Bartnicki producing and John Hampian as co-producer.
News of the series “The Book of Boba Fett” was first revealed via a post-credits scene in the Season 2 finale of the Pedro Pascal-led “The Mandalorian” last December. It came as quite a shock to fans, who at the time had just received a heap of “Star Wars” announcements out of Disney Investor Day 2020, including orders for spinoffs “Rangers of the New Republic” and “Ahsoka,” led by Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano.
“We wanted to hold this back because we didn’t want to spoil the surprise during the big Disney announcement of all the shows when Kathleen Kennedy was up there. And so they let me keep this one a secret,” Favreau said when explaining the strategy after “The Mandalorian” Season 2 finale.
He also revealed at that time how the “Book of Boba Fett” spinoff and the third season of “Mandalorian” would be linked by taking place in the same timeline, but would still be different projects, as some fans were confused by the announcement’s placement at the end of the game-changing “Mandalorian” Season 2 finale.
“So this is actually separate from ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3,” Favreau said last December. “But what we didn’t say in that announcement is that the next show coming up, Kathy said the ‘next chapter,’ and that’s going to be ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ and then we go into production right after that on Season 3 of ‘The Mandalorian,’ back with the main character that we all have known and loved. So that’s going to be pretty soon following that. So were working on that pre-production now, while we’re in production on ‘Boba Fett.’”
See the new key art for “The Book of Boba Fett,” which was revealed by Disney+ along with the show’s premiere date on Wednesday, below.