Leslye Headland will serve as writer and showrunner for a female-centric 'Star Wars' series on Disney+.
Tony Gilroy will write and direct the forthcoming Star Wars spin-off series based on Rogue One hero Cassian Andor.
<strong>EXCLUSIVE</strong>: The <a href="https://deadline.com/2018/11/rogue-one-prequel-streaming-series-diego-luna-star-wars-disney-plus-1202498593/">recently announced</a><em> <a href="https://deadline.com/tag/star-wars/" id="auto-tag_star-wars">Star Wars</a> </em>series for <a href="https://deadline.com/tag/disney/" id="auto-tag_disney">Disney</a>’s upcoming family focused streaming service Disney+ based <em><a href="https://deadline.com/tag/rogue-one-a-star-wars-story/" id="auto-tag_rogue-one-a-star-wars-story">Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</a></em> is being shepherded by former<em> The Americans</em> executive producer <a href="https://deadline.com/tag/stephen-schiff/" id="auto-tag_stephen-schiff">Stephen Schiff</a>. Schiff serves as executive producer and showrunner on the live-action series, a<em> </em>prequel being toplined by <em>Rogue One</em>‘s star <a href="https://deadline.com/tag/diego-luna/" id="auto-tag_diego-luna">Diego Luna</a> reprising his role as Cassian Andor. Jared Bush (<em>Moana</em>) originated the project and wrote a pilot script and a…
“Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. This, from the opening crawl of ‘A New Hope’, served as the basis for ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ some 40 years later, but already told us all we needed to know. ‘Rogue One’ was a story that didn’t need to be told, but it defied all expectations to prove it was a story worth telling. Director Gareth Edwards and the film’s four writers did this by making their story about the Rebellion’s journey from a directionless and friable collective to a cohesive and driven unit. ‘Rogue One’ is about the rebellion more than it is about any individual character.