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'The Book of Boba Fett' features the return of a 'Star Wars' icon — you can stream the series premiere on December 29

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Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen in "The Book of Boba Fett." Disney+ © Disney+ Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen in "The Book of Boba Fett." Disney+
  • "The Book of Boba Fett" is a new Disney Plus original series premiering December 29.
  • It's a spin-off of "The Mandalorian," starring an iconic character from the original "Star Wars" trilogy.
  • Disney Plus costs $8 a month or $80 per year for unlimited streaming.

"The Book of Boba Fett" is the latest "Star Wars" show coming to Disney Plus. The series debuts on December 29, with new episodes premiering every Wednesday.

Bounty hunter Boba Fett was a villain in the original "Star Wars" films. He made his first appearance in an animated segment in the 1978 "Star Wars Holiday Special," and then made his live-action debut in "The Empire Strikes Back." Boba Fett resurfaced in the Disney Plus series "The Mandalorian," and in "The Book of Boba Fett" he plans to take over the criminal underworld once controlled by his former employer, Jabba the Hutt.

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Boba Fett is played by Temuera Morrison, the actor who played Boba's father, Jango Fett, in "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones." Morrison has also voiced both Jango and Boba in multiple video games. In "The Book of Boba Fett" Morrison is joined by Ming-Na Wen, who plays mercenary Fennec Shand.

"The Book of Boba Fett" has the same team of executive producers as "The Mandalorian," but is considered a separate show. "The Mandalorian" is expected to return for a third season in 2022.

How to watch 'The Book of Boba Fett'

You can watch "The Book of Boba Fett" on Disney Plus starting December 29. The show is exclusive to Disney Plus, so you'll need to sign up for the service to stream it. Disney Plus costs $8 a month or $80 per year.

The first episode of "The Book of Boba Fett" premieres December 29; new episodes appear on Disney Plus every Wednesday at 3 a.m. ET. The series is expected to run for seven episodes in total.

You can download the Disney Plus app on iOS, Android, PlayStation, Xbox, and most smart TV and streaming player brands. You can also access the service through the Disney Plus website to watch online.

Disney Plus supports 4K HDR video with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos on compatible devices. You can also download movies and shows from Disney Plus to watch offline later.

What else can I watch on Disney Plus?

If you're looking for more "Star Wars" shows and movies to stream, be sure to check out our full breakdown of all the "Star Wars" offerings on Disney Plus, which includes movies and shows coming to the streaming service in the future.

Disney Plus is also the streaming home of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Simpsons, and a massive library of Disney movies and shows. Disney Plus streams music specials as well, like Taylor Swift's "Folklore," Beyoncé's "Black is King," and "Hamilton."

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