Female-led ‘Star Wars’ coming from ‘Russian Doll’ creator

Leslye Headland, the co-creator, showrunner, and executive producer of Netflix’s critically acclaimed series Russian Doll, will bring a new all female-led Star Wars to Disney+.

This news comes following the reveal that work has already started on The Mandalorian season three. Obi-Wan Kenobi also landed a writer not too long ago, while Cassian Andor has made some big casting additions.

Russian Doll was nominated for thirteen Emmy Awards following the release of its first season, and Headland’s other credits include the movie Bachelorette, as well as TV shows like SMILF, Black Monday, and Blunt Talk.

She has an overall deal at Fox 21 Television Studios, but that now means she’s part of the Disney family following the merger. In a resurfaced interview, Variety caught up with Headland at The Rise of Skywalker premiere where she was asked about her fandom:

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“I’m the type of Star Wars fan that doesn’t have a favorite movie, I just want to live in the universe of Star Wars continually, in perpetuity forever. So, when people are like, ‘What’s your favorite Star Wars movie?’ I’m like, ‘There is no Star Wars movie, only Star Wars.’”

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Specific plot details are being kept a closely guarded secret, but the trade says that it will be a female-centric series “that takes place in a different part of the Star Wars timeline than other projects.” 

As for Headland, she will be serving as a writer and showrunner on this currently still mysterious show.  Which character would you like this Star Wars TV series to revolve around?

SOURCE: Comic Book Movie

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