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'The Book of Boba Fett' — release date, trailer, cast, plot and and all you need to know

The Book of Boba Fett
(Image credit: Disney Plus)

The Book of Boba Fett is another of the Star Wars spin-offs coming exclusively to Disney+ (opens in new tab), like the Obi-Wan Kenobi mini-series that has recently wrapped filming.

As teased in an end-credits sequence from the finale of The Mandalorian season 2, Boba Fett will be back in this brand new series. Set within the timeline of The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett will see the legendary bounty hunter navigating the criminal underbelly of the Star Wars universe alongside mercenary and assassin, Fennec Shand.

As we're now just one month away from the premiere date, here's everything we know about The Book of Boba Fett...

The Book of Boba Fett release date

We finally know when The Book of Boba Fett will arrive! 

In September, Disney revealed that The Book of Boba Fett would premiere on Wednesday, Dec. 29, exclusively on Disney+ (opens in new tab)

With recent Disney+ originals like Loki, Y: The Last Man, and Marvel's What If... all being released weekly, it's likely that new episodes of The Book of Boba Fett will arrive on a weekly basis, similar to the release strategy Disney is currently using with Hawkeye.

Alongside the release date, Disney also revealed the key art for the show, which sees Boba Fett atop the throne he claimed from one of Jabba the Hutt's criminal lackeys.

The Book of Boba Fett

(Image credit: Disney Plus)

How many episodes will there be?

Disney hasn't revealed how many episodes of The Book of Boba Fett there will be, but the series is slated to be seven episodes long according to IMDB. 

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The Book of Boba Fett cast

So far, there have been three names confirmed for the show. Temuera Morrison will reprise his role as the titular bounty hunter, Boba Fett. 

Ming-Na Wen will return as Fennec Shand, an elite mercenary and assassin who teamed up with Fett during the second season of The Mandalorian. 

More recently, The L Word star Jennifer Beals was confirmed to be part of the show after she appeared playing a Twi'lek in the first trailer.

In November we were treated to two new character posters featuring the two stars of The Book of Boba Fett.

The Book of Boba Fett plot

When the release date was revealed, Disney gave us a little tease as to what we can expect to see in the new series. 

The press release said: "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."

This seems to confirm earlier rumors that the series would follow directly on from the end credits scene from The Mandalorian season 2.

The Book of Boba Fett - Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) from The Mandalorian Season 2

(L-R) Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) in The Mandalorian Season 2. (Image credit: Disney/Lucasfilm)

If you don't remember what happened in that scene, Boba Fett returned to Tatooine with Fennec Shand after helping Din Djarin to rescue Grogu (Baby Yoda) from Imperial warlord Moff Gideon (played by Giancarlo Esposito). 

The pair had arrived at Jabba the Hutt's palace on Tatooine with Fennec Shand in tow. There, he confronted and shot crime lord Bib Fortuna, who had taken over control of Jabba the Hutt's criminal operations after Jabba was choked to death by Princess Leia.

Boba Fett then pushed Bib Fortuna's body off the throne and claimed it for himself, with Fennec by his side. 

Who directed The Book of Boba Fett?

The upcoming series has five confirmed directors on board. Robert Rodriguez was brought in to direct several episodes of the series alongside The Mandalorian directors Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, and Bryce Dallas Howard. 

Favreau, Filoni, and Rodriguez are also signed on as executive producers alongside Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson.

The Book of Boba Fett trailer

The first trailer for The Book of Boba Fett has arrived. In it, we see Boba and Fennec attempt to get Jabba's former crime syndicate under their control, hopefully with respect and not fear (we'll see how that goes). Watch it below.

On Nov. 27, Disney released a new teaser trailer for The Book of Boba Fett titled 'Reign'. Although it's over in a flash,the teaser shows Boba Fett suiting up in his bounty hunter armor, recovering his iconic ship and claiming Jabba's throne for himself.

And, with just a few weeks left before The Book of Boba Fett premieres, another new trailer has dropped titled "The Return." Give it a watch below.

Here's another quick trailer for The Book of Boba Fett, titled "Ready."

Martin Shore
Martin Shore

Martin is a Staff Writer with WhatToWatch.com, where he produces a variety of articles focused on the latest and greatest films and TV shows. 

Some of his favorite shows are What We Do In The Shadows, Bridgerton, Gangs of London, The Witcher, Doctor Who, and Ghosts. When he’s not watching TV or at the movies, Martin’s probably still in front of a screen playing the latest video games, reading, or watching the NFL.