‘Russian Doll’ Co-Creator Leslye Headland Developing Female-led ‘Star Wars’ Series For Disney+
It shouldn’t be a huge surprise that Disney+ is developing more ‘Star Wars’ tv shows, but the latest reports have revealed a potential new series coming from an interesting creator.
According to Variety, who first released the story, Leslye Headland, the co-creator and showrunner of superb, award-winning Netflix series ‘Russian Doll’, is developing “a female-centric series that takes place in a different part of the Star Wars timeline than other projects.” Headland would write and serve as showrunner on the drama, assuming it goes to series.
Leslye Headland co-created ‘Russian Doll’ with Natasha Lyonne (‘Orange Is the New Black’), who also starred in the dramedy, and Amy Poehler. The series was nominated for thirteen Emmys for season one, ultimately taking home three. She previously wrote the play ‘Bachelorette’, and then the screenplay for the movie version starring Kirsten Dunst. Her other tv credits include ‘Terriers’, ‘SMILF’ and ‘Black Monday’.
News of this potential new series comes just as it was also revealed that ‘The Mandalorian’ was gearing up for Season 3, despite Season 2 not yet being released, and Disney not yet having made official renewal announcement (although it seems extremely likely…) Season 2 is due to land in October 2020, and is said to be on track, despite the havoc the pandemic is causing across the tv industry right now.
This would be the fourth live-action Star Wars series to land on Disney+. Should it move forward, it will join the ‘Obi-Wan’ series starring Ewan McGregor, the ‘Cassian Andor’ series starring Diego Luna, and the aforementioned ‘The Mandalorian’.
We could make some wild speculation about when and where the new series could be set, but the Star Wars universe is so vast at this point, it really could be anything. Maybe an Old Republic set drama with a kick-ass female Jedi? Maybe something following a nerf herder from a distant planet? Who knows! We’ll bring you more news as we get it.