New Star Wars Series in the Works from Russian Doll Co-Creator


Star Wars may be experiencing a bit of a lull right now in terms of upcoming feature films, but Disney and Lucasfilm are attempting to make up for that by diving headfirst into television. The Mandalorian was, by all accounts, a pretty big hit for Disney+ when it launched last year and now a second season is coming in October with a third season also just confirmed. The new season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars also seems to be well-received by fans and we know that there are live-action shows in development based on Obi-Wan Kenobi and Cassian Andor. Now it appears that we have another new live-action series to add to that list with an interesting creative talent behind it. Hit the jump for more details.

According to Variety, Russian Doll co-creator and showrunner Leslye Headland is currently developing a new Star Wars TV series for Disney+. Details are being kept under wraps but it is said to be a “female-centric” series and will take place in a time period not currently being explored by other projects. Headland is attached as writer and showrunner with more staff expected to be added soon.

Russian Doll starred Natasha Lyonne as a woman who gets caught in a time loop and is forced to relive her 36th birthday party over and over again. Leslye Headland directed half of the episodes and co-wrote a couple of them; she also wrote and directed the feature films Bachelorette and Sleeping with Other People (the former of which was based on her own play). Other TV credits include Terriers, Heathers and SMILF. Based on her background, you have to wonder if this could be planned as a comedic series, although there is no official indication of that so far. Are you looking forward to more Star Wars on Disney+?

  • LordAwesome

    What on earth in her filmography suggests she’s qualified to make Star Wars?

  • Nathan Weinberg

    Are you saying it’s because she’s a woman? Her tv credits are all good shows…