New Details On Leslye Headland’s ‘Star Wars’ Disney+ Series Revealed

Sounds like the Russian Doll creator is taking Star Wars in a new and exciting direction.

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New details surrounding Leslye Headland’s upcoming Star Wars series for Disney Plus have reportedly been revealed.

The future of the Star Wars franchise will live on Disney Plus for the time being with a variety of shows currently in development. The Mandalorian is currently in its second season while shows centered on Cassian Andor and Obi-Wan Kenobi are set to begin production next. Recently, Deadline reported that we will also be getting a Boba Fett miniseries as well, which is said to begin filming as early as next week. Amidst all these shows in the development, Russian Dolls creator Leslye Headland is also working on a Star Wars series of her own.

Not much is known about the upcoming Star Wars series, but SlashFilm was able to spot in the Deadline piece new details surrounding the Leslye Headland project. The series is, “believed to be a female-driven action thriller with martial arts elements and set in an alternate timeline from the usual Star Wars universe.” While most of these details aren’t new, the show is now being described as a “thriller.” As far as the other information, Star Wars is no stranger to martial arts, and the alternate timeline bit could be referring to the series exploring a new era like the High or Old Republic.

Does this brief description get you excited for Leslye Headland’s upcoming Star Wars series? What do you think it means? Sound-off in the comments section below!

The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, and Carl Weathers with Rosario Dawson rumored to be playing Ahsoka Tano and Timothy Olyphant as Cobb Vanth. The upcoming series is set to be directed by series creator Jon Favreau, executive producer Dave Filoni, alongside fellow season one directors Rick Famuyiwa and Bryce Dallas Howard. Ant-Man director Peyton Reed will also helm at least one episode as will star Carl Weathers and Sin City director Robert Rodriguez.

The Mandalorian season two episodes premiere every Friday on Disney Plus. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the franchise and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: Deadline (via SlashFilm)

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.