Russian Doll co-creator heads to Disney+ for Star Wars series
James R | On 23, Apr 2020
A new Star Wars series is in the works at Disney+ from the co-creator of Russian Doll.
Netflix’s series, which put Natasha Lyonne in a Groundhog Day-like scenario, was a veritable pop culture hit, earning multiple Emmy nominations and a second season renewal. Now, it’s also bagged showrunner Leslye Headland a gig a long time ago in a galaxy far away – except, well, maybe not so long ago.
Details are under wraps but Variety reports that it will be a female-centric show, which will take place in a different timelines to other projects set within the Star Wars universe.
Headland, who made her feature directorial debut with Bachelorette and helmed multiple episodes of Russian Doll, is expected to write as well as serve as showrunner. Her other TV credits include Blunt Talk, SMILF and Black Money, and she is currently an overall deal with Fox 21 Television Studios – a studio that, of course, is now owned by Disney.
The series joins a number of other Star Wars series in the pipeline at Disney+, including Rogue One prequel following Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) and an Obi-Wan Kenobi series starring Ewan McGregor. Leading the pack is The Mandalorian, which has just been given the nod for a third season.