Around two weeks ago, reports got around about a new Star Wars series in development for Disney+ from Russian Doll creator Leslye Headland. Lucasfilm held the official announcement since then, but what better date to make this official than on May 4th.
Lucasfilm confirms Headland will serve as the writer, producer, and showrunner of the upcoming show. The announcement only mentioned it as a “new untitled” Star Wars series, but early reports suggest that Headland is working on a female-led series.
There were no further details provided by Disney and Lucasfilm, but some fans are already looking forward to Headland’s new series as it adds to the growing list of exciting Star Wars shows that’ll arrive on Disney+; such as the second season of The Mandalorian, a Rogue One prequel series, and another one focused on fan-favorite character, Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Aside from Headland’s new series, Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, who directed two episodes of The Mandalorian and provided the voice of IG-11, will be developing a new Star Wars movie. He’ll co-write with 1917’s Krysty Wilson-Cairns.
The announcement didn’t specifically mention that Headland is actually working on a female-centric story, but fans already have some speculations as to which character it might be focused on, such as Doctor Chelli Lona Aphra, Ahsoka Tano, or Asajj Ventress.
The new series hasn’t been given a release date yet.
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