The Book of Boba Fett

“The Book of Boba Fett” is the latest live-action spin off of the “Star Wars” saga. As a spin off centered around the title character, it is another fantastic entry into the series’ catalog of expanded universe stories.

Much like “The Mandalorian,” the series takes place chronologically between the events of “Return of the Jedi” and “The Force Awakens.” As Boba Fett (Temeura Morrison) attempts to fill the vacuum of power left by Jabba the Hutt alongside fellow bounty hunter Fennec Shand (Ming-Na), all manner of other gangsters and criminals are seeking to stake a claim for control of the seedy underbelly of Tatooine. All does not go smoothly.

There have been attempts to make a crime drama set in the “Star Wars” franchise and a spin off centered around Boba Fett for years. Now, both ideas have finally come to fruition after initially being conceived as a standalone film. 

Building upon the success of “The Mandalorian” (itself gearing up for a highly-anticipated third season), Jon Favreau joins a host of creative talent on the seven-episode first season. Directors on individual episodes include Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Rodriguez (“Sin City,” “Desperado”) and “The Clone Wars” creator Dave Filoni, all of whom bring a unique approach to the material while still capturing the magic of what made the saga work to begin with.

Expanding upon what was done with “The Mandalorian,” the series is a sight to behold in terms of visuals. Blending practical special effects with state-of-the-art CGI, each episode presents a different variety of spectacle and wonder. Familiar settings such as the Sarlacc pit are joined by fun new surprises, including enhanced speeder bike gangsters known as “mods.” 

With the show presenting a great window of what lies ahead in terms of future “Star Wars” content (including “The Mandalorian” season three and an upcoming series centered around Obi-Wan Kenobi), “The Book of Boba Fett” is a bounty worth pursuing. As a spin off centered around one of the most enduring characters in the “Star Wars” saga, it is well worth your time.

Created by Jon Favreau (Based on Characters created by George Lucas)

Starring Temeura Morrison, Ming-Na and Pedro Pascal with Danny Trejo, Amy Sedaris, Rosario Dawson and Mark Hamill

Available on Disney Plus (All Episodes Now Streaming)

Rated TV-14

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