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New female-centric Star Wars series in development at Disney+ from Russian Doll showrunner

April 25th, 2020 by Marc Comments

It looks like, although not officially announced, a new Star Wars series is on the horizon on Disney+.

The new series will be from co-creator of Russian Doll, Leslye Headland and it will be a “female-centric series that takes place in a different part of the Star Wars timeline than other projects”.

Headland will write and act as showrunner on the series, with cast and crew already being chosen at Disney+.

Headland made her name on the hit Netflix series Russian Doll and directed several episodes. She also wrote and directed the Seven Deady Sins plays, which included an instalment called Greed, based on her ex-boss, Harvey Weinstein, who she acted as personal assistant too for a year prior to his fall from grace.

The show joins the currently in development Mandalorian seasons 2 and 4, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series and the Cassian Andor series.

This news comes on the same week as it was revealed that Star Wars merchandise in no longer a desired commodity with fans and that Star Wars: The Last Skywalker was the least successful movie in Disney’s new trilogy – which means that it and Solo both massively underperformed after Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi. Make of that what you will.

But it certainly means that, while Disney as won back a lot of the fans it lost over the new trilogy with The Mandalorian and the return of The Clone Wars… but they’re still on shaky ground.

Source: Variety

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….