The spread of the novel coronavirus might have put multiple film and television productions on hold, however, Lucasfilm surprised fans yesterday when word came out that Russian Doll showrunner Leslye Headland would be developing a new Star Wars series for Disney’s streaming site, Disney+.
While Lucasflm hasn’t revealed that many details about the project, reports say that the series is going to focus on a female lead, exploring a time period different from current Star Wars projects.
Taking to Twitter, fans are expressing their excitement over the series, talking about how much they love Headland’s projects like Russian Doll and Sleeping with Other People.
You can check out the tweets down here:
This doesn’t mean that there haven’t been negative responses to the project though. Alt-right fanboys have been crying out against the series, rioting over the idea of another female-centric Star Wars project. Despite its success, the Star Wars sequel trilogy suffered from the ire of traditional Star Wars fans against the “agenda” that Disney’s Star Wars were pushing. There was backlash against most of the female characters in the trilogy, especially against Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran).
Of course, this backlash against the new Star Wars series comes from a small group in the Star Wars fanbase. We’re glad that Star Wars is taking even more steps to promote diversity and inclusion in the galaxy far, far away.
Star Wars: The Mandalorian, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Cassian Andor are all series with male protagonists. It’s high time that Lucasfilm develops a series starring a female lead.