Where will Leslye Headland’s mysterious Star Wars series take us in the galaxy? It sounds like it’s somewhere new.
Most Star Wars stories keep us to a pretty fixed time period in the overall galaxy. From the start of The Phantom Menace to the end of The Rise of Skywalker, about 67 years have passed. With a few exceptions such as the new High Republic storyline set 200 years earlier, most stories have stayed within that Skywalker Saga time period.
Since the announcement of Headland’s series, it has been clear that the story will be female-focused and it happens somewhere else in the timeline. “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 recently said on the Let’s Be Frank show. “That’s what I can say.”
“Just because my show is technically, yes, ‘female-centric’, meaning it centers around a female protagonist, I don’t think that necessarily excludes men from that space,” Headland said. “I relate to male characters all the time. I root for Mando. I root for Luke… An inclusive space means an inclusive space. But at the same time, I think that just because something has a female protagonist doesn’t necessarily mean it’s only for women.”
“I kind of see, if Star Wars is a religion… I like to think of my show as a tent revival,” said Headland. “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. There are going to be some characters you don’t know about. I would love you to join us. I would love you to be interested in it. If it’s not your thing — the cool thing about Star Wars right now is there’s so much you can align yourself with and get invested in, but if you don’t like it, that’s fine.”
Headland’s series has yet to be named or announced when it will make its debut. It will be joining The Mandalorian and the unnamed Cassian Andor and Obi-Wan Kenobi series.