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Leslye Headland to oversee new female-centric Star Wars series for Disney+

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Story by Jack Foley

LESLYE Headland, the co-creator of hit Netflix series Russian Doll, is developing a new live-action Star Wars series for Disney+.

The show will reportedly have a female-centric point of view and is being written by Headland, who will also act as showrunner.

The deal was concluded a few months ago and Headland actually attended the premiere of the last Star Wars movie, The Rise of Skywalker.

She received two Emmy nominations last year for Russian Doll, which stars Natasha Lyonne as a game coder who keeps dying and reliving her 36th birthday. The show received 13 nominations in total and won three awards.

Headland is also known for writing and directing the 2015 film Sleeping With Other People and made her feature debut with the 2012 romantic comedy Bachelorette.

Star Wars continues to be an integral part of the Disney+ streaming service. Season two of landmark show The Mandalorian is due to debut in October, while there’s a Diego Luna-led Rogue One prequel series, as well as a show starring Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi.

The animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars is set to wrap up with season seven on May 4.