Star Wars Live-Action TV Series

Logging and analyzing Boba Fett-specific confirmations and rumors — each with date and original attribution.

TL;DR

"The Mandalorian" is the first live-action Star Wars television series, scheduled for November 2019 on Disney+. According to writer and executive producer Jon Favreau, Boba Fett will not be in the show. Fett has been rumored for a TV series for 14+ years.

Last revised October 13, 2019. Please continue reading for all the facts versus the fiction.

This exclusive "Fett Fact Check" is our own repository of what we learn, when we learn it. We're both logging and analyzing Boba Fett-specific confirmations and rumors — each with date and original attribution. Below are our findings, sorted from newest to oldest:

  • October 12, 2019

    WeGotThisCovered claims Disney+ is "still developing [a] Boba Fett series." They offer up an anonymous source ... and not much else to substantiate their claim. Due to their clickbait reputation, we can file this rumor under a single grain of salt. The fact is Disney+ is about to launch "The Mandalorian," which is confirmed to not include Boba Fett, so there is no "still" nor "development." (When was it ever "in development" to begin? Scroll down but the answer is never, but in this blog's case, they're quoting their own article from September 18 and May 22, where they claimed it was being developed... again without much to say.) Can you even imagine Disney making concurrent shows about practically the same character? Who does that?

  • August 23, 2019

    At D23 Expo, where "The Mandalorian" had its trailer debut, Good Morning America spoke with executive producer Jon Favreau to confirm (again) that Boba Fett is not in the TV show.

  • May 23, 2019

    Fan site "We Got This Covered" claims an exclusive that Disney is considering a Boba Fett TV show for Disney+. Their article is very light on facts and reads like clickbait. Since "The Mandalorian" is their headliner show, which is practically about a Boba Fett with another name, it seems implausible that Disney would be pushing two near-identical shows at the same time. We reached out to the website and did not get a follow-up. The author also writes for The Inquisitr, which has a mixed track record on this stuff. So, we have to mark this news as suspect and untrustworthy.

  • February 27, 2019

    The official Star Wars Show confirmed that "The Mandalorian" has finished principal photography. This news comes after a photo appeared on Instagram from an unrelated film production company showing a signed toy Mandalorian helmet, announcing the season of the Disney+ series was wrapped. The post was later taken down, but the word got out and about in advance of today's official news.

  • November 8, 2018

    In an official announcement, The Walt Disney Company confirmed the name of their forthcoming streaming service: Disney+. In addition to having the exclusive for "The Mandalorian" in 2019, they also announced a second Star Wars live-action TV series will be on there too, with a story that follows Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) from "Rogue One."

  • October 3, 2018

    Jon Favreau confirmed on social media the title of the series, "The Mandalorian," along with a synopsis, which name-checks the Fetts. It goes on to explain how the series will follow a different character, after ROTJ but before the First Order. We reported this in an article entitled "The Mandalorian," Disney's New Live-Action Star Wars Series.

    After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic...

  • March 8, 2018

    Actor and filmmaker Jon Favreau has been confirmed to write and produce for the upcoming live-action Star Wars series, which Disney has announced will be exclusive to their new streaming service in 2019. Interestingly enough, Favreau voiced a Mandalorian named Vizsla on The Clone Wars animated series.

  • February 13, 2017

    Rumors blow up again about "Star Wars Underworld," but all signs point to sketchy updates on IMDb, which allows for fan contributions to sometimes masquerade as official-looking news. We published our analysis in an article called "'Star Wars: Underworld' Still Looks Shelved, Despite Reddit and MovieWeb Buzz." Be weary of trusting MovieWeb and Reddit, Fett fans.

  • January 9, 2012

    According to IGN, Rick McCallum told them the name of the series in pre-production is called "Star Wars Underworld." We reported this in an article called "'Underworld' May Be Title of TV Series."

  • December 2, 2009

    According to Expanded Universe / Mandalorian author Karen Traviss, "[her] Boba Fett novel was cancelled by the publisher because of potential canon clashes with the upcoming TV series." The name of the series is not named.

  • January 14, 2008

    Star Wars producer Rick McCallum confirms, via IGN, that Boba Fett is a major part of the series. "The series will be about brand new characters, a group of people we haven't seen yet, except Boba Fett, who will be an instrumental part of it. The series will also showcase other bounty hunters." We reported this in McCallum Confirms Boba Fett in Star Wars TV. [Editor's Note: the series never comes to fruition.]

  • October 8, 2005

    Movie site Cinematical claims to have overheard something at Skywalker Ranch about a new live-action and a new animated series, featuring a "popular" character (presumably Boba Fett). We reported this in TV: "Popular, Less Highlighted Character".

  • January 12, 2005

    Fan site T'Bone's Star Wars Universe reports that Gennedy Tartakovsky will be doing twelve animated, 5-minute shorts for the Cartoon Network featuring Boba Fett's most famous captures, ala America's Most Wanted. We reported this in Boba Fett's Most Wanted.

  • November 26, 2004

    British science fiction magazine SFX claims a new Star Wars TV show will be in the same style as The Clone Wars series, will feature Boba Fett, and will be around Episode III. We shared this rumor in Cartoon Network Rumor.

  • May 22, 2004

    Movie news/rumor site Ain't It Cool News suggests Boba Fett will be a major part of a forthcoming Star Wars TV series, specifically his teenage years between "Young" and "Empire" Fett. We reported this in Rumor: Boba Fett TV.


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