‘Star Wars’ Series with Female Lead in the Works at Disney+ from ‘Russian Doll’ Co-Creator

A new “Star Wars” series is being developed for Disney+ with a female lead from the co-creator behind the Netflix show “Russian Doll”…

Disney+ is expanding their reach in the “Star Wars” universe with another new series in development.

Leslye Headland — the co-creator behind the award-nominated Netflix series “Russian Doll” — is on board to write and serve as showrunner for the new “Star Wars” series that is expected to feature a female lead.

There were early rumors that perhaps this series would center around Daisy Ridley’s character Rey but that’s not expected to be the case after all. As of now, there’s no word on this new “Star Wars” series focusing on someone from the past or if an entirely new character is being created for the show.

It’s also expected that this latest “Star Wars” live action series will take place in a different timeline than other shows, which includes “The Mandalorian” and two new upcoming shows based on “Obi-Wan Kenobi” starring Ewan McGregor and a “Rogue One” prequel featuring Diego Luna.

Further details on the series remain under wraps but obviously Disney+ seems to be investing heavily in the “Star Wars” universe with several series in the works with “The Mandalorian” already in pre-production on a third season.

The “Star Wars” franchise has come under fire previously for not featuring more prominent female voices as directors but now Headland will create an entire series with a female-centric focus in the story as well.

There’s no word how quickly this new project will be developed, especially considering studios are still shut down due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic but Disney has continued to sign on new series and films in anticipation of work starting back up again in the near future.

Further details on Headland’s “Star Wars” series will be revealed in the coming months.

H/T: Variety

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