There’s a female-led Star Wars series reportedly on the way to Disney+ and hoo boy, this is exciting.
It’s been a quite few weeks for the entertainment industry, with coronavirus swiftly putting a pin in almost all television and film production. But thankfully we’re at least hearing rumours of a new Star Wars project in preparation over at Disney+.
The project is yet to be confirmed by Disney or Lucasfilm, but it will reportedly “be a female-centric series that takes place in a different part of the Star Wars timeline than other projects,” according to Variety.
Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland is reportedly serving as the writer and showrunner for the unnamed project, however, this is yet to be confirmed by Disney.
It’s unclear exactly what sort of plot we could expect from a new Star Wars series, but fans have been quick to speculate online in recent months. A popular theory circulating online is that a spin-off series for Ahsoka Tano (recently played by Rosario Dawson in The Mandalorian) could be in the works.
The rumours follow a recent Variety report that a third season of the wildly successful series The Mandalorian is already in the works at Disney+.
So far, there’s at least two other live-action Star Wars projects in the works for Disney+: a prequel to the Rogue One film, and a spin-off series focussing on the life and times of Obi-Wan Kenobi (played by Ewan McGregor).
Disney+ is yet to confirm or deny the reported new project, so it’s all just wishful thinking at this stage. In the mean time, you can satisfy your Star Wars craving with the upcoming docu-series Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, which is set to premiere on May 4 (Star Wars day).