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'Star Wars' Series in the Works at Disney+ From 'Russian Doll' Co-creator

Leslye Headland will write and act as showrunner for the project, which is said to have a female-centric point of view on the galaxy far, far away.

Disney+ is continuing to expand the Star Wars galaxy. Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland is developing a new live-action Star Wars series for the streaming service, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. 

Headland will write and act as showrunner for the project, which is said to have a female-centric point of view on the galaxy far, far away.

The deal was actually concluded several months ago, and Headland even attended the Los Angeles premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in December.

Headland received two Emmy nominations last year for Russian Doll, the Netflix series starring Natasha Lyonne as a game coder who keeps dying and reliving her 36th birthday. The show received 13 noms in total and won three awards. 

Headland is also known for writing and directing the 2015 film Sleeping With Other People after making her feature debut with the 2012 romantic comedy Bachelorette. The filmmaker has also directed episodes of SMILF, Heathers and Blunt Talk.

The new Star Wars series is one of multiple projects in the works at Disney+, which has season two of The Mandalorian primed for an October release and is also developing a Diego Luna-led Rogue One prequel series, as well as a show starring Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi. The animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars is set to wrap up with season seven on May 4.

Variety first reported the news.

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