Lucasfilm Confirms New ‘Star Wars’ Series From ‘Russian Doll’ Co-Creator

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Lucasfilm officially confirmed a new Star Wars series from Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland is in the works.

Last month, it was reported that  Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland was developing a new Star Wars series for Disney Plus. Now, Lucasfilm has officially confirmed that Leslye Headland is involved in the new Star Wars series as writer, executive produce, and showrunner.

Plot details and a release date for the series were not provided, although the initial report on the project stated it will be a female-centric show. Furthermore, the new Star Wars series is said to be set during a different period of the Star Wars timeline than previous entries in the franchise.

Leslye Headland’s Russian Doll premiered on Netflix in 2019 and earned 13 Emmy Award nominations for the first season, three of which it won. Half of the episodes in the 8-episode first season of Russian Doll were directed by Leslye Headland.

The new series from Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland is just one of many projects Lucasfilm has planned for Disney Plus. A second of The Mandalorian has already completed production and Disney Plus has reportedly ordered a third season.

Furthermore, Ewan McGregor is set to reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new series centered on the exiled Jedi Master. Rogue One star Diego Luna will also return the franchise for a prequel to the standalone story centered on Cassian Andor in the early days of the rebellion against the Galactic Empire.

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Source: Lucasfilm

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