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Female-centric Star Wars show reportedly in the works from the co-creator of Russian Doll

A galaxy far, far away! What a concept!

Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland is working on a new Star Wars show for Disney+, Variety reported on Wednesday. She'll reportedly serve as writer and showrunner for the series, which Variety describes as female-centric and taking place "in a different part of the Star Wars timeline than other projects." The Hollywood Reporter has also confirmed the news, writing the deal dates back several months while noting that Headland attended the premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in December.

This is another Star Wars series headed to Disney's streaming service after The Mandalorian, which spawned the breakout Baby Yoda. The animated show Star Wars: The Clone Wars is nearing the end of its final season on Disney+, and a live-action series based on Obi-Wan Kenobi and another based on Rogue One's Cassian Andor are also both in the works.

No other information about the Headland show has been revealed, although some quickly began to wonder if it could be related to a rumored series about fan-favorite comic book character Doctor Aphra. Headland's hiring comes as many fans have called for greater female involvement in Star Wars; The Mandalorian's Deborah Chow last year became the first woman to direct live-action Star Wars, and she's working on the Obi-Wan show as well.

When this new series might arrive on Disney+ isn't clear, but for now, a second season of The Mandalorian is slated for this fall, and a third season is already being developed.