Star Wars: Leslye Headland Talks New Series
On Disney+, Headland plans to explore unseen pockets of the Star Wars universe….
There’s a lot of Star Wars coming to streaming.
And, even beyond The Mandalorian, (untitled) Obi-Wan series, (untitled) Cassian Andor series, and whatever is being filmed starting this week (Boba Fett, Cara Dune, what-have-you); there is one more series in the books for Lucasfilm.
Leslye Headland has a confirmed Star Wars series coming to Disney+.
Headland’s Star Wars Headcanon
Recently, the creator was on “Fantastic Frankey,” where she talked about her upcoming show and Douglas Laman wrote up a handy-dandy breakdown.
Earlier this year, it was announced that Russian Doll creator Leslye Headland would serve as showrunner and executive producer on a TV show set in the Star Wars universe for Disney+. Now, Headland has revealed details about the program, including when it takes place.
“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 in an interview with Fantastic Frankey. “I kind of see, if Star Wars is a religion; I’d 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.”
“There’s going to be some things we haven’t discussed in the canon yet,” Headland continued. “There are going to be some characters you don’t know about.”
Extreme Juxtaposition in Star Wars
As far as I am concerned, this is awesome. Some of the best stuff that’s come to large or small screen recently was moments of extreme juxtaposition in Star Wars.
I am thinking about the “Mortis Arc” in Star Wars: Clone Wars and the “World Between Worlds” in Star Wars Rebels. So, we know that these “Pockets of the Universe” are there to be had in a galaxy far, far away.
And, like the other beloved Lucasfilm franchise — Indiana Jones — the journey is sometimes more important than the destination.
She also mentioned how another Lucasfilm property influenced the making of the show. “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,” Headland explained. “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.”
Check out the full interview:
Nothing about that makes me upset. But I have a theory about the above. What do you get when you cross fringe Star Wars with Indiana Jones.
Doctor Aphra, I presume…
Keep it here. When the deets drop, we’ll catch them.