Disney+ eyes more ‘Star Wars’ drama with ‘Russian Doll’ co-creator

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Disney+ is preparing a new female-focused Star Wars series with the exec producer behind Netflix drama Russian Doll attached, according to reports.

The show, whose precise plot remains under wraps, is from Leslye Headland, who co-created Russian Doll and was also showrunner on the critically acclaimed drama.

The new project is being developed as a female-centric series but takes place at a different time to other shows from the Star Wars franchise, according to Variety which broke the news. Disney has not yet responded, but Headland is reportedly set to write and serve as showrunner.

Russian Doll was co-created with its lead Natasha Lyonne and Amy Poehler, while credits for Headland – who has an overall deal at Disney-owned Fox 21 TV Studios – include Terriers and Black Monday.

Disney+ has already enjoyed success with Jon Favreau’s Star Wars spin-off The Mandalorian, which is moving into a third season, while other series are also in the works.

These include a show exploring Obi-Wan Kenobi with Ewan McGregor attached, and a series spun off from the 2016 feature Rogue One, with Diego Luna onboard. Both are in development.

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