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[NEWS] Another new Star Wars series in development at Disney+ [message #401948] Mon, 09 November 2020 19:02
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The fact that they keep pushing this as an idiotic "Politically
Corerct" / "Equality" quota tickbox appeaser via "female-led" nonsense,
rather than just as a new Star Wars show means it's going to be
complete garbage. :-(

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Star Wars: Leslye Headland Teases Female-Led Disney+ Series'
New Timeline & Characters
More than five months since it was first reported that Lucasfilm
has enlisted Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland to develop
and write a new Star Wars series for Disney+, Headland has
finally revealed new details about the untitled female-led
project. In a recent interview with Fantastic Frankey, she teased
that fans should expect to see the introduction of brand new
characters to the sci-fi franchise. Headland also explained that
her Star Wars series will get to explore a different part of the
Galaxy that fans have no knowledge about.

"I would say it's in a pocket of the universe and a pocket of the
timeline that we don't know much about," Headland said. "I kind of
see, if Star Wars is a religion. I like to think of my show as a
tent revival. You can come over if you want to. We're going to be
talking about some cool stuff.

She continued, "There's going to be some things we haven't
discussed in the canon yet. There are going to be some characters
you don't know about."

Headland also revealed that Star Wars alum Harrison Ford's Indiana
Jones had also influenced her pitch to Lucasfilm. "For me, it's
less about going through the Star Wars universe cinematically or
artistically, I'm actually kind of combing through it
geographically and go on a literal journey. When we were pitching,
I had my designer create that Indiana Jones-like "we go here and
then we go here," with the little dotted red line like this is our
journey, this is where we're going."

Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the series is being
described as a female-centric action thriller with martial arts
elements and is set to take place in a different part of the Star
Wars timeline than other projects. Leslye Headland will write and
serve as showrunner on the series, which is currently staffing.

The untitled Star Wars series is part of Lucasfilm's growing list
of Disney+ projects including: the Ewan McGregor-led Obi-Wan Kenobi
series, and the Diego Luna-led Cassian Andor series.

Besides the Emmy nominated Russian Doll, two-time Emmy nominee
Headland's credits also include serving as writer and director on
the Seven Deadly Plays series as well as the 2014 remake of About
Last Night and writing/directing Sleeping with Other People. Her
television credits include Terriers, Blunt Talk, SMILF, and Black
Monday. Headland is currently under an overall deal at Fox 21
Television Studios.

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