Star Wars, what a concept! A new series set in a galaxy far, far away is coming to Disney+, Variety reports, and Russia...
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Star Wars, what a concept! A new series set in a galaxy far, far away is coming to Disney+, Variety reports, and Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland is attached as writer and showrunner.
No plot details quite yet, but the report notes that the series will be female-centric and take place in a different corner of the Star Wars universe than the streaming service’s other projects.
The still-untitled show will join Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni‘s highly-successful The Mandalorian—which just wrapped season 2 and already has a season 3 in the works—as well as the upcoming Rogue One prequel series following Diego Luna‘s Cassian Andor. At some point, we’re also going to get a standalone series starring Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, but the status of that bad boy is a bit up in the air right now.
Headland co-created Russian Doll—as well as directing a few episodes and serving as showrunner—for Netflix along with Amy Poehler and star Natasha Lyonne. The show revolved around a game developer named Nadia Vulvokov (Lyonne) who gets stuck in a time-loop, repeatedly dying and reliving the same night that, as luck would have it, is also her birthday. Russian Doll also just happened to be fantastic—you can read our full five-star review right here—winning 3 of its 13 Emmy nominations and getting the green light for a season 2 shortly afterward. The sooner we get Natasha Lyonne into the Star Wars universe the better, in my humble opinion.