A new ‘Star Wars’ series, which is said to be female-focused, is currently in development at Disney+.
The series will come from the co-creator, showrunner, and executive producer of the critically-acclaimed Netflix series ‘Russian Doll’, Lesley Headland. Headland will write and serve on the production.
As yet, plot details are not forthcoming but sources have said it will be set in a timeline that doesn’t correspond to any of the current ‘Star Wars’ projects.
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The news of the expanding franchise universe of ‘Star Wars’ also comes with confirmation that the Disney+ series, ‘The Mandalorian’ will be getting a third season and is currently in development. Season 2 will drop on the streaming service later this year.
The latest production will join the upcoming shows ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ series starring Ewan McGregor and a Cassian Andor/’Rogue One’ prequel series starring Diego Luna which has recently confirmed that Stellan Skarsgard will be joining the show.
Headland made her directorial film debut with the film ‘Bachelorette’ starring Kirsten Dunst. Other film credits include ‘About Last Night’ starring Regina Hall and Kevin Hart, and writing and directing ‘Sleeping with Other People’ starring Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis. Headland’s TV credits include ‘Terriers,’ ‘Blunt Talk,’ ‘SMILF,’ and ‘Black Monday’.