Leslye Headland, the co-creator, showrunner, and executive producer of Netflix’s Russian Doll is developing a new Star Wars series for Disney+, according to Variety. Headland has reportedly signed on as showrunner and writer for the new series.
The news raises more questions than it answers. Who will be the subject of this new Star Wars series and when will it take place? While details about the new series are very slim, Variety says the show is said to be female-centric and set in a different era of the Star Wars galaxy than other projects currently in the works.
Disney has greenlit several other Star Wars shows for Disney+ at this point. Besides the second season of the massively popular The Mandalorian, which has also already been renewed for a third season, there are series based on Obi-Wan Kenobi and Rogue One‘s Cassian Andor in development. Rumors of a Doctor Aphra series, which would star the popular Expanded Universe character from recent Marvel comics, have persisted as well as reports of The Mandalorian spin-off series. Ahsoka Tano’s appearance in The Mandalorian season 2 is also said to serve as a backdoor pilot for her own solo series.
That’s to say nothing of what Disney might have planned for the franchise on the animation front. With The Clone Wars coming to a close this year, the studio may be looking for a new Star Wars animated series for Disney+.