The Mandalorian showrunner Jon Favreau clarifies what The Book of Boba Fett is
Appearing on Good Morning America on Monday, the showrunner and director explained that The Book of Boba Fett will indeed be a stand-alone spin-off series — not some sort of replacement for The Mandalorian season 3.
Temuera Morrison (Boba Fett) and Ming-Na Wen (Fennec Shand) will star. In addition, Robert Rodriguez (who directed an action-filled Boba Fett-centric episode in season 2) is joining the new show's executive producing team (and will almost certainly direct an episode as well).
"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, " Favreau says. "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."
This raises the possibility that The Mandalorian itself won't air until 2022.
A title graphic was also revealed:
Favreau also seemed to suggest that his producing partner and fellow director Dave Filoni (The Clone Wars) might be taking the lead on Ahsoka, the Ahsoka Tano spin-off starring Rosario Dawson, saying Filoni was writing that (Favreau tends to write The Mandalorian episodes).
He also noted that all the spin-off series — including the rather mysterious The Rangers of the New Republic — take place in the same Mandalorian timeline.
Check out the full interview:
The Mandalorian season 3 and The Book of Boba Fett will air in December 2021.
The live-action Star Wars series follows a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy.