WEEK IN WOMEN: Leslye Headland to Helm Femme-Centric STAR WARS Series – Brandy McDonnell reports

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The new Star Wars series that’s being planned at Disney+ is to be headed by Leslye Headland, the co-creator, showrunner, and executive producer of the award-winning Netflix series Russian Doll. Details are closely guarded but rumor has it that the series will be a female-centric saga that’s set in a different place in the Star Wars timeline than any other franchise-related projects. Headland is said to be attached to write and serve as showrunner.

Headland is currently under an overall deal at Fox 21 Television Studios, and the studio is now under the Disney umbrella. Headland’s project is one of multiple new “Star Wars” series reportedly coming to Disney+. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell writes features and reviews movies, music, events and the arts for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma's statewide newspaper, and NewsOK.com, the state's largest news Web site. Raised on a farm near Lindsay, Okla., she started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school's 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News, and worked for the local weekly through high school. She attended Oklahoma State University, where she worked for The Daily O'Collegian and earned her journalism degree with honors. She worked for three years at small Oklahoma dailies The Edmond Sun and Shawnee News-Star. In 2002, she joined The Oklahoman as a features reporter, writing about movies, the arts, events, families and nonprofits. She moved to The Oklahoman's entertainment desk in 2007. In 2004, she won a prestigious Journalism Fellowship in Child & Family Policy from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Along with her membership in AWFJ, she also is a founding member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Brandy writes The Week In Women blog for AWFJ.org.