Star Wars: Russian Doll’s Leslye Headland Working On New Disney+ Series

Leslye Headland

by James White |
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The big screen galaxy of Star Wars is still mostly paused – or at least developing in secrecy – but the small screen is another matter. On the heels of The Mandalorian gearing up a third season, another, untitled show is in the works from Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland.

It's very early days for the new show – Headland is just beginning the work of gathering a writing team and figuring out the shape of the series – and the plot is naturally being kept quiet for now, with no official announcement. But according to Variety, the story is female-centric and will take place in a different part of the Wars timeline than other films and series.

Headland co-created/co-wrote and directed episodes of Russian Doll, which has been a big hit for Netflix, and was renewed for a second series. She's also directed films such as Bacherlorette and Sleeping With Other People and has shows such as Black Monday and Terriers on her TV CV.

When we'll see this show – assuming it leaves the Lucasfilm development pressure cooker – is another matter, given current world conditions. But it's a hopeful sign that live-action Star Wars, on TV at least, is giving new voices a chance and building something exciting.

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