It's been more than a year since the last live-action Star Wars series on Disney Plus – season 2 finale of The Mandalorian – concluded, but finally, it's time to return to a galaxy far far away.
New series The Book of Boba Fett his now already well underway, following the legendary titular bounty hunter and his mercenary friend Fennec Shand as they take over the old criminal empire that once belonged to Jabba the Hutt.
The series premiere introduced fans to a string of new characters alongside those familiar faces, including a couple of surprises – here's all you need to know about the cast of The Book of Boba Fett.
And if you wish to catch up on the Star Wars films and TV series in order so far, see our handy explainer guide.
The Book of Boba Fett cast - Full list of confirmed characters
Temuera Morrison plays Boba Fett
Appears in: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: The Holiday Special, Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV series), The Mandalorian
Where did we last see Boba Fett? Last seen during the post-credits scene of The Mandalorian season two. After helping Din Djarin to rescue Grogu from Moff Gideon, Boba returned to Tatooine and the palace of Jabba the Hutt where he killed Bib Fortuna and took control of the palace.
What is happening here? The Book of Boba Fett follows Boba’s attempts to take control of Jabba the Hutt’s old criminal empire, starting with his territory on Tatooine.
What else has Temeura Morrison appeared in? The New Zealand actor of Maori descent is known for his work on the soap opera Shortland Street and the films Once Were Warriors and sequel What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? After portraying Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones, Morrison then portrayed the Clone Army and Boba Fett in all subsequent appearances in Star Wars media. Morrison also voiced Chief Tui in Moana and played Thomas Curry in the film Aquaman.
Ming-Na Wen plays Fennec Shand
Appears in: The Mandalorian, animated series The Bad Batch
Where did we last see Fennec Shand? The mercenary and assassin Fennec Shand was last seen at Boba Fett’s side as he assumed the throne of Jabba the Hutt.
What is happening here? Fennec remains at Boba’s side in his latest crime endeavours as his confidante and right-hand woman.
What else has Ming-Na Wen appeared in? Wen is best known for her voice work on the Mulan animated films as Fa Mulan and also for her role as Melinda May in Agents of SHIELD. Wen also portrayed Dr. Jing-Mei “Deb” Chen in the medical drama ER and has also had roles in films such as Prom Night and Push.
Jennifer Beals as Madam Garsa, a Twi’lek
Who is Madam Garsa? The character is a member of the Twi’lek alien race who lives in Mos Espa on Tattooine and runs a cantina called The Sanctuary.
What else has Jennifer Beals appeared in? Beals is best known for her acclaimed role in the film Flashdance. Other notable roles for the American actress include Devil in a Blue Dress, The Last Days of Disco, Book of Eli and The L Word.
Matt Berry as Announcer/Torture Droid
Who is this character? A droid in the employ of Boba who was previously glimpsed in Jabba's dungeons during Return of the Jedi in Jabba's dungeons. He appears to be working as an announcer, in lieu of a protocol droid.
What else has Matt Berry appeared in? Berry is something of a sitcom stalwart, having appeared in all manner of hit comedies including The IT Crowd, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, and Toast of London. Since 2019 he has starred as Laszlo Cravensworth in hit vampire comedy What We Do In The Shadows, while he has reprised his role as Steven Toast for new series Toast of Tinseltown.
David Pasquesi as the Mayor’s Majordomo
Who is this character? A majordomo to a politician, who faces off with Boba Fett in the first episode of the series.
What else has David Pasquesi been in? Pasquesi has appeared in a number of films and tV series, predominantly in the comedy genre – with highlights on his CV including Groundhog Day, Strangers with Candy, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Return to Me, The Ice Harvest, Veep, At Home with Amy Sedaris, and Lodge 49.
Daniel Logan plays young Boba Fett
Who is this character? Why, Boba Fett, of course! The child version of the character had appeared in the film Attack of the Clones and makes appearances here too through the archive and use of a body double. A younger version of the character also appeared in the animated series Star Wars: Clone Wars.
What else has Daniel Logan been in? In addition to his work in the Star Wars franchise, Logan also appeared in the New Zealand soap Shortland Street, the film The Legend of Johnny Lingo, an episode of Star Trek Continues, plus the film Sharknado: The 4th Awakens.
Sophie Thatcher plays Drash
Who is Drash? Drash is a young criminal who is recruited by Boba Fett to be part of his criminal empire and help him take on his enemies.
What else has Sophie Thatcher been in? Thatcher is best known for her role as a young Natalie in Yellowjackets, plus roles in When the Streetlights Go Out and the film The Tomorrow Man.
Danny Trejo as a rancor trainer
Who is this character? The trainer of another creature of the Rancor species that is gifted to Boba Fett by The Twins, Jabba the Hutt's cousins.
What else has Danny Trejo been in? Trejo is an American actor and is a frequent collaborator with director Robert Rodriguez who works on The Book of Boba Fett, appearing in Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, and the Spy Kids and Machete films. Trejo has also appeared in Con Air and Reindeer Games.
The Book of Boba Fett premieres on Disney Plus on the 29th December 2021. Sign up to Disney Plus for £7.99 a month or £79.90 a year.