News Movies TV | Written by Andrew Pollard 23/04/2020

RUSSIAN DOLL’s Leslye Headland Developing New STAR WARS Series

While the famed Skywalker Saga has now concluded after nine movies, there are still so, so many more things to explore in a galaxy far, far away. And now, you can add another TV series to the list of Star Wars projects in development.

Courtesy of Variety, Disney and Lucasfilm have tasked Russian Doll’s Leslye Headland to put together a new Star Wars show for the Disney+ streaming service. For her work on Russian Doll, Headland and co-creators Natasha Lyonne and Amy Poehler nabbed themselves a pair of Emmy nominations, in addition to a whole host of plaudits from those who watched the series.

The early word on Headland’s Star Wars offering is that it will be a female-centric effort that is set in a different timeline to any of the other various Star Wars projects currently in development.

Where those ‘other various Star Wars projects’ are concerned, Ewan McGregor will be back in the saddle as Obi-Wan Kenobi gets his own small-screen outing that will seemingly explore his time on Tatooine between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope; Diego Luna is reprising his Rogue One role to headline a Cassian Andor show; Sleight director J.D. Dillard has recently been confirmed to be working on a mystery Star Wars movie; The Last Jedi’s Rian Johnson has long been at work on a fresh new trilogy of films; Shutter Island’s Laeta Kalogridis is rumoured to be writing a movie based on the beloved Knights of the Old Republic video games; MCU head honcho Kevin Feige is teaming with Kathleen Kennedy on something Star Wars; and Jon Favreau is already at work on a second and third season of The Mandalorian.

And even then, it kinda feels like we’re forgetting about a project or two. The point being, there is still plenty more to come from the Star Wars IP over the coming years.