Ever since streaming providers boomed and became commonplace in the digital and mobile world we live in today, the term ‘limited series’ has become quite prevalent, especially when describing different types of series. In that regard, Disney+ has never been shy about giving us limited series that only run a few episodes. With the release of The Book of Boba Fett, you may be wondering how long the series will be. So, is The Book of Boba Fett a limited series?
As of now, The Book of Boba Fett is tagged as an original series that will have a total of seven seasons. That means that there is no clear certainty as to whether or not it will have a limited run. However, what we do know is that the chances of a second season are dependent on the success of the first.
It is no secret that Disney+ has a host of different series that are all limited in terms of how long they are. Some of those series, especially the Marvel ones, seem to be placeholders that act as bridges between phases three and four of the MCU. However, because the Star Wars universe seems to be a bit less linear, it is difficult to tell whether or not The Book of Boba Fett will have a limited run.
What Is A Limited Series?
Since the boom of streaming service providers such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney+, the term ‘limited series’ has been introduced to us. We have seen plenty of different shows tagged as limited series, but not a lot of us know exactly what that tag means. So, what is a limited series?
As the term implies, a limited series is simply a series that is limited in terms of how long it will run. This means that the series won’t have a lot of episodes and will probably only have one season. In that regard, a limited series has a plot and story that resolves in four to ten episodes and in only one season.
So, when we see that a show is tagged as a limited series, it is understood that it won’t have a second season, as the entire story will be resolved by the end of the four to ten episodes that this series has.
Is ‘The Book Of Boba Fett’ A Limited Series?
Now that you know what a limited series is, you might be wondering whether or not The Book of Boba Fett, which was released just recently on Disney+, is a limited series. And there is a good reason why anyone would think that it is.
For one, Disney+ has never been shy about releasing shows that are limited in terms of how long they are and how many seasons they have. We usually see this in the Marvel series, as the Marvel shows are limited precisely because of how they are only there to serve as placeholders that will connect phases three and four of the MCU. However, we cannot say the same about The Mandalorian, which already has two seasons and has a third season coming up.
Given the fact that The Mandalorian is not a limited series and that it is connected to The Book of Boba Fett, is it safe to say that the latter is not a limited series as well? Not exactly. That’s because we are not yet exactly aware of the entire plot of The Book of Boba Fett, as it may simply be a placeholder for the entire universe or flow of events of The Mandalorian.
However, we cannot say that The Book of Boba Fett is a limited series as well. That’s because this series is tagged by Disney+ as an original series that has seven episodes. As such, while the seven-episode count is right up there with the rest of the other limited series that you can stream on Disney+, we cannot come to the conclusion that it is also a limited series because we are yet to know whether or not the plot will be resolved in those seven episodes.
All that said, the verdict as to whether or not The Book of Boba Fett is a limited series is still up in there as of this writing.
Can We Expect The Second Season Of The Book Of Boba Fett?
Going back to the definition of a limited series, we said that a limited series has a plot that gets resolved within one season only. That means that you cannot expect a limited series to have a second episode. So, with that said, can we expect a second season of The Book of Boba Fett?
As of this writing, we cannot be certain about the prospects of a second season because of the very fact that Disney is yet to announce that there will be a second season. After all, we are still in the early portions of The Book of Boba Fett, which is yet to unravel its entire plot. This is why no one can say whether or not there will be another season.
What Do The Chances Of A Second Season Depend On?
Even though we cannot be sure about the prospects of a second season for The Book of Boba Fett, what we can say for sure is that there is a good chance that there might be a second season, especially because of how popular Boba Fett is.
We know that Boba Fett has always been one of the most popular Star Wars characters ever since the first trilogy. The character’s fame was enough to warrant him his own spin-off series. However, there is also a good chance that this series is merely a way for us to see Boba’s backstory and how he fits in the entire scheme of things in what is becoming a larger post-Empire Star Wars story that is focused on the events of The Mandalorian.
All that said, the chances of a second season rest on the success and popularity of The Book of Boba Fett. Still, there is a chance that we might not even see a second season regardless of how well this series turns out, especially if the entire plot of the story gets resolved in seven episodes. And if we will ever see Boba Fett again, we might do so in other shows like the third season of The Mandalorian or even some of the other upcoming spin-offs.