“Female-Centric” Star Wars Series Coming to Disney Plus from Maker of Netflix’s Russian Doll

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Obi-Wan Kenobi and Cassian Andor aren’t the only new live-action Star Wars series headed to Disney Plus. Variety has learned that a third show is in the works from Leslye Headland, the co-creator, showrunner, and executive producer of Netflix’s Russian Doll – a critically acclaimed series about a game developer who dies repeatedly in a time loop.

“Headland is said to be attached to write and serve as showrunner on the series, with the show currently staffing,” Variety reported. “Headland also directed multiple episodes of ‘Russian Doll.’ The show was nominated for 13 Emmy Awards for its first season, ultimately winning three.”

The plot to Headland’s take on Star Wars is unknown, but sources have hinted at a “female-centric series that takes place in a different part of the ‘Star Wars‘ timeline.” Lucasfilm CEO Kathleen Kennedy is all about girl power, so the show could presumably revolve around a female group of Jedi Knights or other warriors.

Variety also learned that a third season to The Mandalorian is already in development, which isn’t too surprising based on the success of its initial season. The Mandalorian season 2 is due October 2020.

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