A new Star Wars series is in the works at Disney Plus, Variety has learned from sources. The series comes from Leslye Headland, the co-creator, showrunner, and executive producer of the critically-acclaimed Netflix series Russian Doll.
Details of the exact plot of the series are being kept under wraps, but sources say it will be a female-centric series that takes place in a different part of the Star Wars timeline than other projects.
Headland is said to be attached to write and serve as showrunner on the series, with the show currently staffing.
News has also broke this week that a third season of The Mandalorian is already in the works at Disney Plus ahead of the second season premiere later this year.
The Mandalorian, also known as Star Wars: The Mandalorian, is an American space Western web television series that premiered on Disney+ on November 12, 2019. The show stars Pedro Pascal in the title role.
Set in the Star Wars universe, the series takes place five years after the events of Return of the Jedi and follows a Mandalorian bounty hunter beyond the reaches of the New Republic.
The Mandalorian was the first Star Wars series to launch on Disney Plus and undoubtedly played a significant part in the service acquiring a whopping 50 million subscribers worldwide as of April 8.
The Mouse House also has two other series from a Galaxy far, far away in the works, namely an Obi-Wan Kenobi series with Ewan McGregor reprising the iconic role, and a Cassian Andor series starring Diego Luna.
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