And the galaxy far, far away goes on …
Variety reports Russian Doll Co-Creator Leslye Headland is developing a new Star Wars series for Disney+, the fourth project from Lucasfilm to emerge for the streaming platform. Details are, of course, lost with the Bothans, but the series will reportedly be female-centric and take place an era other than the Galactic Civil War of the Cassian Andor and Obi-Wan Kenobi series or the post-civil war timeline of The Mandalorian.
Close watchers of Lucasfilm may note the recent introduction of the High Republic era to its publishing initiatives and wonder if, perhaps, this series will be set in that time; roughly 100 years before the events of the Star Wars films, spin-offs, and television series. Of course, some of us always hope for a Knights of the Old Republic adaptation and a Bastila Shan series would be eagerly welcomed. But, really, any series set outside of the well-worn 60 years of the films is a departure we cannot wait to see realized.
Headland will serve as showrunner and write the pilot. Other positions are being filled now, presumably to shoot a pilot as soon as it is safe to go into production. But it should be noted the Star Wars series seem to take a little longer to develop. Both the Cassian Andor and Obi-Wan series underwent substantial rethinks once scripts were delivered to Lucasfilm and it is always possible this series may end up experience the same cycle.
In the meantime, The Mandalorian is expected to return for its second season in October with a third season already in development. The other two shows are expected to make 2021 debuts provided production can begin before the end of the year.
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