Boba Fett Is Getting His Own 'Star Wars' Spin-Off Series, 'The Book of Boba Fett'

After 40 years, Boba Fett gets his due in the post-credits scene of 'The Mandalorian' Season 2 finale.


There’s no denying it: Boba Fett is cool. He was cool in The Empire Strikes Back, where he did nothing, and he was cool in Return of the Jedi, where he got eaten by a sarlacc. But he’s super cool in the second season of The Mandalorian, in which he actually gets to say more than a few lines and crack some Stormtrooper heads-so cool, in fact, that he’s finally getting his own show. 

If you stuck around past the credits of The Mandalorian‘s Season 2 finale “The Rescue,” you got a little treat. We fade in on the double suns of Tatooine, and pan over to Jabba the Hutt’s palace, which, far from vacant, has been taken over by Jabba’s second-in-command. Yes, that’s right, it’s the much-hyped return of yet one more fan-favorite character from the original Star Wars trilogy: Bib Fortuna! Bib has become quite a large boy in the years since his master was unceremoniously choked to death, and has taken over Hutt’s palace for himself. But not for long, as deadly assassin Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) and bounty hunter Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) step onto the scene, guns blazing, to relieve him of his throne and all of his ugly minions. 

Boba takes a seat in the big chair and Fennec tips back a well-deserved slosh of spotchka, and the teaser ends with an announcement that The Book of Boba Fett is coming December 2021. The announcement confirms a rumor about a Boba Fett spin-off that had been floating around but was mysteriously not addressed during Disney’s Investor Day presentation last week. Now we know why!

We have no idea what the plot is or who else will be in it, but it sounds like a fun, classic adventure-of-the-week bounty hunter show. All aboard Slave I in exactly one year.Need help finding something to watch? Sign up here for our weekly Streamail newsletter to get streaming recommendations delivered straight to your inbox.

Emma Stefansky is a staff entertainment writer at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @stefabsky.


Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year 2023 in Australia

And what it means to be in the year of the Rabbit.

where to celebrate lunar new year australia

Starting with the new moon on Sunday, January 22, this Lunar New Year ushers in the year of the Rabbit. We’ve put together a guide on celebrating the Lunar New Year in Australia.

What is special about the year of the Rabbit?

As you might know, each year has an animal sign in the Chinese Zodiac, which is based on the moon and has a 12-year cycle. This year, we celebrate the year of the rabbit, known to be the luckiest out of all twelve animals. It symbolises mercy, elegance, and beauty.

What celebrations are taking place and how can I get involved?

There are plenty of festivals happening all around the country which you can get involved with. Here they are per state.

New South Wales

Darling Harbour Fireworks
When: Every year, Sydney puts on a fireworks show, and this year, you can catch it on January 28 and February 4 at 9 pm in Darling Harbour.

Dragon Boat Races
When: Witness three days of dragon boat races and entertainment on Cockle Bay to usher in the Lunar New Year. The races will commence on January 27 and finish on January 29.

Lion Dances
When: Catch a traditional Lion Dance moving to the beat of a vigorous drum bringing good luck and fortune for the Lunar New Year. The dance performances will happen across Darling Harbour on Saturday, January 21, Sunday, January 22, and Sunday, February 4 and 5, around 6 pm and 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at Cirrus Dining
When: Barangaroo’s waterfront seafood restaurant, Cirrus, is celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with a special feast menu. Cirrus’ LNY menu is $128pp with optional wine pairing and is available from Saturday, January 21, to Sunday, February 5.

Auntie Philter
When: Hello Auntie’s owner and executive chef, Cuong Nguyen will be dishing out some of the most classic Vietnamese street foods with his mum, Linda. All of Philter’s favourites will be on offer, as well as Raspberry Pash Beer Slushies and other cocktails being served at the Philter Brewing rooftop bar on Sunday, January 22 and Sunday, January 29.


Lunar New Year Festival
When: Ring in the Lunar New Year with food, music, arts, and more on Sunday, January 22, from 10 am to 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at the National Gallery of Victoria
When: Celebrate the year of the rabbit at the National Gallery of Victoria’s festival of art, food, and art-making activities for everyone from 10 am-5 pm.


BriAsia Festival
When: From February 1-19, Brisbane will come alive with performances, including lion dances and martial arts displays. There will be street food, workshops, comedy and more.

South Australia

Chinatown Adelaide Street Party
When: Adelaide is set to hose a fun-filled day celebrating the Chinese New Year on Saturday, January 28, from 12 pm to 9 pm.

Western Australia

Crown Perth
When: Across January and February, Crown Perth hosts free live entertainment, including colourful lion dances, roving mascots, and drumming performances. The restaurants will also throw banquets and menus dedicated to the Lunar New Year.

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