After The Mandalorian proved a smash hit for the nascent stable of Star Wars properties on the Disney+ streaming service, it was an obvious move for a new series to incorporate a longtime fan-favorite Mandalorian character, the bounty hunter Boba Fett.
Boba Fett’s Book After he is elected crime lord Mos Espa (a backwater town on Tatooine), he takes control of the story and becomes the main character. As a peacekeeper, he assumes his role. The show is Mandalorian take place in the years directly following the demise of the tyrannical Galactic Empire that bedeviled the heroes of the original Star Wars trilogy. Book depicts in granular detail how towns like Mos Espa survive and thrive in the face of a sudden power vacuum.
An episode later, an anonymous comment recontextualizes viewers’ perspective of Star Wars. It reads: “All this talk about Empires and they lasted for less than 30 year.” There have been 10,000 Mandalorians. Although the Empire has been the focus of the franchise’s story, the characters in that universe live the rest of their lives. Communities can thrive and exist without centralized government.