‘Russian Doll’ Co-Creator Leslye Headland Developing ‘Star Wars’ Series for Disney Plus

Disney Plus continues to forge ahead with new Star Wars content, as it has just brought on yet another filmmaker for a brand new series.

Variety is exclusively reporting that Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland is working on a new Star Wars series for the streaming giant. Insiders say that the show will take place in a different part of the timeline, and will be unconnected to the Skywalker saga.

Headland is reportedly on tap to write and serve as showrunner on the series, with the show currently searching for the rest of its crew. The news of yet another Disney Plus Star Wars projects comes only a day after it was announced that The Mandalorian is plotting its third season, and that Stellan Skarsgard and Kyle Soller are both in final negotiations to star in the Cassian Andor series.

Headland is best known as the writer/director of the 2012 film Bachelorette and 2015 film Sleeping with Other People. She directed four episodes and co-wrote three episodes of Russian Doll, which she co-created for Netflix with  Natasha Lyonne and Amy Poehler. The series went on to be nominated for 13 Emmy Awards for its first season, ultimately winning three. 

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