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We Finally Know The Episode Count For The Book Of Boba Fett

"The Book of Boba Fett" is the latest addition to the ever-expanding world of "Star Wars." The upcoming Disney+ series is a spinoff of the mega-successful franchise entry "The Mandalorian." Starring Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen, "The Book of Boba Fett" will explore the partnership between rogue bounty hunter Boba Fett (Morrison) and Fennec Shand (Wen) as they attempt to take over the criminal underworld on Tattooine formerly controlled by crime kingpin Jabba the Hutt.

Per Deadline, the show promises to explore the time between Boba Fett's ignominious presumed death in "Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi" — when he appears to be swallowed by the Sarlacc Pit after being knocked off course when Han Solo (Harrison Ford) hit his rocket pack during a battle  — and his return to the fold in the second season of "The Mandalorian," which proves rumors of his death had been greatly exaggerated. Fans excited to know how Boba manages to survive and thrive in the space following Boba Fett's return in "The Mandalorian" Season 2 will be thrilled to learn that Disney has just announced how many episodes will comprise "The Book of Boba Fett."

The Book of Boba Fett will consist of seven episodes

Per an announcement on Monday, November 29, on the official Star Wars Twitter, "The Book of Boba Fett" will run for seven episodes on Disney+. Seven episodes may feel like a trim order, but it's actually on par with episode counts on other Disney+ original shows. Both seasons of "The Mandalorian" have had small episode totals, with Season 1 and 2 clocking in at eight episodes each. Similarly, the Marvel Disney+ shows have clocked in at around six to nine episodes. 

Viewers expressed their delight about the show's upcoming release in the comments of the tweet. "So many good new series out next month to binge-watch over Christmas break!" said Twitter user @ExpectDragons. "Glad to hear this is a seven-episode miniseries, and won't be a full-on new series. Smart. Looking forward to it!" agreed @madvillaindonut

News of the episode count for "The Book of Boba Fett" Season 1 arrives just one month before it debuts. The show will begin streaming on the Disney+ platform on December 29, making it a necessary New Year's Eve weekend watch for any "Star Wars" fan.