Although there was some speculation that the spinoff might function as a stand in for “The Mandalorian,” Lucasfilm announced that this was a separate show, and the flagship series would begin production on its third season next year, to run following “Book of Boba Fett.”
The company is also developing an event series built around the character of Lando Calrissian, another example of using Disney+ as a platform to expand upon the stories surrounding original characters from the “Star Wars” galaxy.
Robert Rodriguez — who directed the episode that featured Boba Fett’s return — is serving as an executive producer on the series, along with “The Mandalorian’s” Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni.
Favreau appeared Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America” — the network is also owned by Disney — to confirm the new series. “They let me keep this one a secret,” Favreau said, referring to the recent Disney Investor Day announcements.