In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • 8 Star Wars Characters to Celebrate Pride Month
  • Durge Joins Marvel’s Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #11
  • The Acolyte Showrunner Leslye Headland Talks Star Wars
  • Helping the Clones in Star Wars: The Bad Batch Find Their Way
  • Neal Scanlan Talks Star Wars Effects
  • Star Wars podcast & YouTube round-up
  • And more!

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The Acolyte showrunner

One of the most exciting prospects of upcoming Star Wars universe is The Acolyte, a new series by showrunner Leslye Headland (Russian Doll). That’s because it’s being billed as a mystery thriller (a genre that has not often been explored in a galaxy far, far away) and seems to be largely unconnected to the events of the previous films and TV shows so far.

Headland, who is a Star Wars mega-fan, knows the value of having non-Star Wars junkies on her writing staff, and in a new interview, she talks about that, as well as modeling her showrunner style on the captain of a certain fictional space vessel – but it’s probably not the one you’re thinking of.
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