Source: Disney


Disney+ has reportedly started development on a fourth Star Wars spin-off series, this one from Leslye Headland, creator and showrunner of Netflix series Russian Doll.

Few details of the project have emerged, though it is believed to be a female-centric thriller series set in a different time and location from The Mandalorian, the first Star Wars spin-off for Disney’s new streaming service, and the other spin-offs in the works.

Those include a series with Ewan McGregor playing the Obi-Wan Kenobi character and another with Diego Luna as the Cassian Andor character from 2016 Star Wars feature Rogue One. The former project had been set to start shooting in the UK before the coronavirus caused a production shutdown.

A change of writer on the show means Joby Harold, one of the writers of Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword, is now believed to be working on the series.

Before creating adventure comedy Russian Doll (itself set for a second season this year) around star Natasha Lyonne, Headland wrote features including About Last Night and directed episodes of TV shows including Heathers and SMILF.

News of the fourth series follows reports that The Mandalorian, whose second season is set to debut on Disney+ later this year, already has a third season in development.

Variety first reported news of the Headland Star Wars project.