Again, spoilers for the season two finale of The Mandalorian…
That finale had what is new to Star Wars, but not so much to Disney/Marvel movie fans, a bonus post-credits scene. The end of the second season left The Mandalorian in an interesting spot. Din Djarin‘s mission was largely over, though some new complications were added in the finale for further story for the title character. However, after the credits rolled, a scene was added showing Boba Fett and Fennec Shand taking over Jabba the Hutt‘s palace, with the words “The Book of Boba Fett” and “Coming December 2021”.
This caused some confusion for Star Wars fans. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy announced at the Disney investor presentation that the next chapter of the Mandalorian would start December 2021. So is The Book of Boba Fett a new series or the next chapter of The Mandalorian? Well, it didn’t take that long to get an answer, as Disney officially announced that The Book of Boba Fett is a new series to stream on Disney+.
Of course the series will take place in The Mandalorian timeline and will continue his story. Temuera Morrison will return as Fett, and so will Ming-Na Wen as Shand. Robert Rodriguez, who directed the reveal of Boba Fett in Chapter 14 of the show (Dave Filoni directed the tease of Fett in chapter 5) will be joining Filoni and Jon Favreau as an executive producer on the new show.
Favreau re-confirmed that The Book of Boba Fett will be a separate new series in an interview on Good Morning America:
“We didn’t want to spoil the surprise during the big Kathleen Kennedy announcement of all the shows [during Investor Day earlier this month], so they let me keep this one a secret, ” … “So this is actually separate from The Mandalorian season 3. But what we didn’t say in that announcement is the next show coming up — what Kathy called ‘the next chapter’ — is going to be The Book of Boba Fett, and then we go into production right after that on The Mandalorian, back with the main character that we all know and love… pretty soon following that. There’s a lot of Star Wars content coming out, I think they announced 10 projects, I think this will be 11.”
So there it is. A new Boba Fett series. Those who were disappointed by the scrapped movie, can rejoice.