Leslye Headland Used Star Wars Geography as the Starting Point For Creating Her Disney Plus Series
Leslye Headland, typical of a Star Wars creator, can not reveal too much about her upcoming Disney Plus series, but in a recent interview she has doubled-down on the report that it’s in its own pocket of the universe. While she wasn’t able to reveal details, she did delve into the vantage point from which she developed and pitched the series.
As you can see, not much here in terms of specifics about the show:
I would say it’s in a pocket of the universe and a pocket of the timeline that we don’t know much about. That’s what I can say.”
Okay, that’s fine, understandable. Star Wars is very secretive, so that sort of answer should come as no surprise. The most interesting part of the interview, which took place with Fantastic Frankey on YouTube, was when Headland revealed she used Star Wars: The Essential Atlas as her starting point for the creation of her series. While she didn’t get into too many details, she explained that the starting point for her pitch revolved around the “where” more than the “who” and “what”.
For me it’s less about going through the Star Wars universe cinematically or artistically and instead combing through it geographically and going on a literal journey. When we were pitching I had my designer create that Indiana Jones (charted map) dotted red line. This is our journey, this is where we are going.”
The series will feature a female main protagonist, though the writer wants to make it clear that shouldn’t automatically make people think it is an all-female series.
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. Listen, 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.”
There are no details in terms of when the show will reach the production stage, though Headland said she has been working on it for a little over a year. The series, as expected, is being developed for the Disney Plus streaming service. Here is the full video of her interview with Fantastic Frankey: