Russian Doll co-creator is working on a new Star Wars series for Disney+


We now know that Disney and Jon Favreau are already planning ahead for a third season of The Mandalorian, the smash-hit flagship series for Disney+. Not content to rest with their mega-franchises, another series is looking to stream on Disney’s service and expand the Star Wars catalogue, and it’s got some major talent attached.

Leslye Headland co-created Netflix’s Russian Doll with Natasha Lyonne and Amy Poehler to great success, and is now reportedly at work on a new series for Disney+. Variety reports the plot details to be under wraps, but the show is said to be a “female-centric series that takes place in a different part of the ‘Star Wars’ timeline than other projects.”

“Other projects” could allude to the post-Return of the Jedi setting of The Mandalorian, or the timeline of the New Order, depicted in the recent trilogy. In any event, it sounds as if Headland’s project won’t be beholden to tying in with existing or ongoing Star Wars stories.

Besides writing, Headland served as an executive producer on Russian Doll, several episodes of which she directed. With a second season confirmed over at Netflix, Headland is at the center of some of TV’s biggest streaming successes.

The series roster for Star Wars is bulking up, with The Mandalorian ongoing and a Rogue One spin-off brewing. Not to mention Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi prequel. For more on those and Headland’s show, stay tuned.

‘Star Wars’ Series From ‘Russian Doll’ Co-Creator Leslye Headland in the Works at Disney Plus (EXCLUSIVE) [Variety]