Is Boba Fett in a Star Wars live-action TV series?

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


Updated to address Season 2 of The Mandalorian as well as other series / miniseries / spin-off series. Previously, Fett had been rumored for a TV series for over a dozen years, going back to "Underworld."

Last revised December 21, 2020. 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.

We track who’s behind the information and what’s the evidence. This helps in reasoning and evaluating facts.

Below are our findings, sorted from newest to oldest:

  • December 21, 2020

    Disney has now confirmed “The Book of Boba Fett” is its own live-action TV series starring Boba Fett, coming December 2021. It is separate from Season 3 of The Mandalorian, which will go into production after this “next chapter” is wrapped.

  • December 18, 2020

    In the Season 2 finale post credit sequence of The Mandalorian, the scene shows Boba Fett and then the title card “The Book of Boba Fett” with a December 2021 date. Is Boba Fett the star of Season 3 of The Mandalorian or is it a mini-series as rumored? We shall see…

  • December 4, 2020

    100% confirmed in “The Mandalorian” Season 2 Episode 6, played by Temuera Morrison. It’s expected that he’ll be in the series for at least one more episode, too.

  • November 5, 2020

    Deadline’s co-editor-in-chief is reporting that “I hear possibly” a Boba Fett miniseries is in the works and starts filming next week. That it, that’s all the article says. This is all we’ll say about this. Not even gonna signal boost the article on “I hear” journalism. We’re going to need more than that to take it seriously.

  • October 30, 2020

    “A cloaked figure with a pale, bald head” played by Temuera Morrison appears at the end of “The Mandalorian” Season 2 Episode 1. It’s 99.9% confirmed to be Boba Fett, although he’s not named in the end credits, which would make it 100%. Also, the May 19 report from /Film ended up being correct about Timothy Olyphant wearing Boba Fett’s armor.

  • September 18, 2020

    Temuera Morrison’s agency, The Robert Bruce Agency, now lists Boba Fett in The Mandalorian on his resume. This follows the May 8th report done first by The Hollywood Reporter about the casting. While unconfirmed by Lucasfilm, this second source adds validity. We reported this in Temuera Morrison’s Agency Lists “Boba Fett” in Season 2 of “The Mandalorian” on His Resume. Because the source is legitimate, and Temuera as Boba Fett on IMDb is less accurate, we’re going to say this is just shy of a confirmation and label it as it’s complicated.

  • September 15, 2020

    In the new trailer for Season 2 of The Mandalorian, there’s a distinctive shape and color on the back of Mando’s speeder, resembling Boba Fett’s jetpack in “Return of the Jedi.” It appears damaged and also possibly flipped horizontally. We reported this in “Is that Boba Fett’s damaged “ROTJ” jetpack on The Mandalorian’s speeder?” Since Fett without his jetpack doesn’t confirm he’s dead or alive, this falls under the it’s complicated banner.

  • May 19, 2020

    /Film is reporting that Timothy Olyphant will wear Boba Fett’s armor in Season 2 of “The Mandalorian.” This stems from the “Aftermath” trilogy, which is canon and set in the right time period, where it’s implied but not actually in writing that “familiar” Mandalorian armor is found near the Sarlacc, and then worn by Cobb Vanth. While the author gives his thoughts that this is Fett’s armor, without Fett, it never ended up on the page; the author later tweeted that it’s not up to him to decide. Since this assumes a lot, like the “Aftermath” trilogy is dictating storyline for “The Mandalorian,” we’ve decided to not report more on this report at this time. It’s, of course, not confirmed by Lucasfilm, but at least the reporter noted he tried to reach out for a comment.

  • May 11, 2020

    Disney CEO Bob Chapek on CNBC today confirmed today on CNBC that there will be “no delay on ‘The Mandalorian'” Season 2 premiering this October, despite the COVID-19 pandemic affecting all things. We posted this moment of the TV broadcast via a short video clip on Twitter.

  • May 11, 2020

    Entertainment site TheDirect is reporting that “according to a reliable source with industry knowledge” Boba Fett continues to play a role in Season 3 of “The Mandalorian.” Not familiar with this website and its track record, we’ll need more than just a source to signal boost this rumor. Any role is still unconfirmed by Lucasfilm.

  • May 8, 2020

    The Hollywood Reporter claims Temuera Morrison has been cast for the second season of “The Mandalorian.” They also say he’s playing Boba Fett, which would mean (unless a flashback) Boba Fett survives the Sarlacc, which isn’t the current canon (it’s ambiguous). We reported this in The Hollywood Reporter: Boba Fett Survives Sarlacc, To Be Played by Temuera Morrison in “The Mandalorian”.

  • February 4, 2020

    Disney’s Bob Iger confirmed today on an investor call that “The Mandalorian” season 2 arrives October 2020, there will be more after that, some characters may have spin off series, and television series format is the current priority.

  • October 12, 2019

    “We Got This Covered” 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 and confirmed (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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