Last week, it was reported by Variety that Russian Doll’s Leslye Headland would be tackling a new female-led Star Wars series for Disney+.
Today, Lucasfilm and Disney have confirmed that she will produce, writer, and showrun this new series.
Here is the official press release confirming Leslye’s involvement with the new Star Wars show.
In addition, Emmy®-nominated writer Leslye Headland (Russian Doll, Bachelorette) is currently developing a new untitled Star Wars series for Disney+. Headland will write, executive produce, and serve as showrunner for the series, which adds to a growing list of Star Wars stories for Disney’s streaming platform including The Mandalorian, now in post-production on Season Two, and two other previously announced series: one based on Cassian Andor’s life prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and another following the adventures of Obi-Wan Kenobi between Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope.
Details about the project were not revealed today by Lucasfilm.
It remains to be seen if the project will focus on existing characters from the Star Wars universe or new ones.