Disney + will expand the Star Wars universe a little more on the small screen with a female spin-off that has finally given some news since its announcement.
Even though The Mandalorian has introduced a bunch of new characters, including Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Baby Yoda who have become cult after just a few episodes, Disney + is also relying on already popular protagonists to extend the franchise to the small screen and try to make people forget. the massacre in the cinema.
While the second season of Jon Favreau's series has titillated fans with the arrival to the cast of Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) and that still awaited of the Jedi Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson), the next spin-offs will focus on two other more or less emblematic figures of the saga : Diego Luna's Cassian Andor introduced in Rogue One and that of the young Obi-Wan Kenobi by Ewan McGregor presented in the maligned prelogy.
Cara Dune (Gina Carano), one of the new protagonists of Star Wars
But the next series do not intend to hang on forever to films and animated series to attract nostalgic fans. Disney is hoping to move forward with another project in development that will feature brand new female protagonists, as we learned back in April.
Leslye Headland, the co-creator, screenwriter and executive producer of Russian Doll, will be a showrunner and write a story that we still don't know much about, except that it should take the form of a thriller. 'action with martial art techniques in combat and female cast .
Several months after the announcement, the director and screenwriter confirmed several details during an interview in the Fantastic Frankey podcast and affirmed that the series will not be exclusively female, on the contrary:
“Just because my show is technically 'feminine', that is, centered around a female protagonist, doesn't necessarily mean that it excludes men. I identify with male characters all the time. Mando. I love Luke. An inclusive space is an inclusive space. I don't think a female protagonist necessarily means it's only for women. “
Jyn Erso, another hero of the stars
The showrunneuse has also specified the way in which she thought the universe for her series:
“I would say it takes place in a pocket of the Star Wars universe and a Star Wars timeline that we don't know much about … I kind of see Star Wars as a religion. I like the idea that my show can have a new take. You can come if you want. We're going to talk about cool stuff. There will be things that we never told in the canon. There will be characters that you don't know. ” .
For now, we don't know any casting names yet, unless the rumor about Sophie Thatcher ( The Tomorrow Man , Chicago Med , Prospect ) concerns this spin-off and not the third season of The Mandalorian . While waiting to learn more, our review of the second episode of season 2 of The Mandalorian is still available on this side.