When will the new Star Wars series start?
The series was only announced in May, and therefore is in the very early stages of development right now. Therefore (based on the schedules for other Star Wars shows) we don’t expect to actually see this show until 2022 at the earliest. If we get any more information, we’ll update this piece.
What is the plot about?
Again, details are quite sparse at the moment. We do know it will be female-centric, and that it’ll be set in a different timeline to previous things we’ve seen before, including all nine movies and the TV shows.
There could be a possibility that one of the characters is related to someone we’ve seen before - or that it takes place in a familiar setting. Fingers crossed more details will be revealed over the coming months.
Who is involved in the series?
The series showrunner is Leslye Headland, best known for her work as co-creator, showrunner and executive producer of Netflix dark comedy Russian Doll. Headland showcased how she’d made her love for Star Wars permanent with a Princess Leia tattoo - stating how excited she was to take on the new series.
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I’ve always wanted a tattoo of Ralph McQuarrie’s Leia concept art and last year I finally got it done by @mr.k_tattoo right before my first visit to Skywalker Ranch. I have been overwhelmed by the congratulations and support from friends and family over the past week who all know that working for Lucasfilm and specifically creating in the Star Wars universe is my dream. Yesterday was so emotional for me. I am still on cloud nine but steadily continuing to work with my team on what we’ve started. I am grateful. I am humbled. And I am so so excited.
Other than Headland, no other talent so far has been announced, including casting. We imagine that we’ll hear more about the show over the coming year.
The project was officially announced by LucasFilm and Disney, alongside news that Taika Waititi would direct a new Star Wars feature film.
How to watch the new Star Wars series
The new series will be another Disney Plus exclusive, joining The Mandalorian and The Clone Wars. If you don’t have a Disney+ account yet, you can sign up on the website for £5.99/$6.99 per month on a rolling contract, or £59.99/$69.99 for an annual pass.