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SYFY WIRE acquires Looking for Leia docuseries

By Carly Lane
Looking for Leia

Following a successful preview sneak peek screening at this year's DragonCon, SYFY WIRE has acquired the 7-episode short-form docuseries Looking for Leia from independent filmmaker Annalise Ophelian and her production company, Floating Ophelia Productions.

The 10-15-minute episodes showcase several female-centric aspects of this fandom about a galaxy far, far away. From the legacy of the late Carrie Fisher, to droid builders and makers, to creators of fashion, art, and jewelry, to genre authors who were inspired by the beloved franchise, Looking for Leia tells the stories of women and nonbinary fans whose lives have been changed by Star Wars.

Through conversations with fans like SYFY FANGRRLS' own contributing editors Preeti Chhibber and Swapna Krishna, Hugo Award-winning author Charlie Jane Anders, author Bonnie Burton, voice actors Clarissa Yazzie and Geri Hongeva, and others, the series offers a much-needed look at some of the fandom's most overlooked corners.

In tandem with Looking for Leia's release, SYFY WIRE FANGRRLS will spotlight aspects of female-fronted Star Wars fandom through interviews with Ophelian, personal essays from documentary participants, a look back at the women in the franchise, an exploration of the legacy of Princess Leia, and more.

The docuseries is scheduled for a multiplatform debut on Saturday, December 21. All seven episodes will be available on, VOD, YouTube, and NBCU's OneApp, with two episodes airing back to back on the SYFY television network at 11/10c.