‘The Acolyte’ Creator Leslye Headland Signs With CAA

Fresh off the success of her Star Wars series, The Acolyte, director Leslye Headland has found new agents as she has signed with CAA for representation.

Headland created the series starring Lee Jung-Jae and Amandla Stenberg. The Acolyte reached 4.8 million views in its first day of streaming, marking the biggest series premiere of 2024 for Disney+. Prior to this series, Headland co-created the Netflix series Russian Doll, which garnered 13 Emmy Award nominations in its first season. Her additional television credits include Terriers, Heathers, Single Drunk Female and Dying For Sex, which recently wrapped production.

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Headland also wrote and directed the play and film adaptation Bachelorette and the film Sleeping With Other People. As a playwright, Headland wrote the seven deadly sins cycle: Cinephilia (Lust), Bachelorette (Gluttony), Assistance (Greed), Surfer Girl (Sloth), Reverb (Wrath), The Accidental Blonde (Envy) and Cult Of Love (Pride). Her final play in the series, Cult of Love, premiered in 2018 and will run on Broadway this fall.

Headland is among the latest CAA signings that include Anatomy of a Fall Academy Award-winning director Justine Triet; Westworld co-creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan; Grammy Award-winner Miley Cyrus; Academy and BAFTA Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton; Vampire Diaries co-creator Julie Plec; Tony Award nominee and Challengers star Mike Faist. They also signed comedian and Emmy Award-winning actor J.B. Smoove; two-time Emmy Award nominee Kit Harrington; emerging filmmaker, writer, and producer Margaret Zhang; Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Elizabeth Olsen and Academy Award nominee John C. Reilly.

Headland continues to be represented by Sugar23 and Steve Younger at Myman Greenspan Fox Rosenberg Mobasser Younger & Light.

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