Leslye Headland’s ‘Star Wars’ Series to be a Martial Arts Thriller
The Mandalorian just started its second season, but Disney+ is already hard at work on more series. Cassian Andor and Obi-Wan Kenobi are already entering pre-production with more on the way. Among them, we got the report that Lselye Headland was working on an unnamed project featuring a female-led cast. She is known for her work on Netflix’s Russian Doll and Sleeping With Other People. We still know little about what we can expect from the series, but some new details might be teasing the direction they are going.
The series will be an action thriller with martial arts elements. It would potentially push the franchise in a new direction, as we didn’t have a lot of hand-to-hand combat throughout. Jedi had the force and their lightsabers to do most of the fighting. It also states that it will be in an alternate timeline that has not been explored yet. It might not mean we are talking about alternate universes here, but rather a new time we have yet to explore. Perhaps the series will focus on a brand new era to set itself apart from the rest.
The Disney+ series are great to expand smaller corners of the galaxy that we only briefly saw so far. The Mandalorian has been proving the potential of this approach. Even its shortest episodes highlight what is out there beyond the Skywalker saga. The upcoming series will explore the vast history that was just barely scratched in the original film series.