The Book of Boba Fett continues the trend of spin-off series for the Star Wars universe, this time focusing on the bounty hunter Boba Fett, who had been thought of as dead until his appearance in season 2 of The Mandalorian. No answers had been given regarding how he survived falling into the sarlacc pit in Return of the Jedi and what had happened before he appeared in The Mandalorian.
Boba Fett initially begins his journey as having been captured by the Tusken Raiders–which are relatively underdeveloped outside of the novels and other media–and eventually earning their respect. After seeing his found family slaughtered by the Pyke Syndicate, who want to move spice through the area, Fett returns to his original line of work and becomes the Daimyo of Tatooine.
The Book of Boba Fett continues on from there to show Fett’s assumed role as Daimyo and the trials and tribulations that come with that. The presence of the Pyke Syndicate is ended when Fett, with the help of Fennec Shand, Din Djarin (better known as The Mandalorian), Grogu, the people of Freetown, and the Modders, faces down the Syndicate’s soldiers on the streets of Mos Espa.
While already showing the titular character Boba Fett, the show brings in other fan favorites such as the previously mentioned Din Djarin and Grogu from The Mandalorian. The show also brought back bounty hunter Cad Bane, known primarily from Star Wars: The Clone Wars as working for the Pyke Syndicate. (Bane’s fate is seemingly sealed, having been stabbed through the chest by Fett in the finale episode, but some fans now theorize he could still be alive.)
The pacing of the show is remarkably good considering that it’s only seven episodes long. Each episode is meaningful to the plot and the show never feels as if it’s dragging on.
Some aspects of the show in terms of the details could be better, especially the introduction of new characters and handling the return of familiar faces. Overall, though, The Book of Boba Fett is worth a watch, especially for fans of the Original Trilogy, The Clone Wars, and The Mandalorian.