Disney is doubling up on ‘Star Wars’ for its new streaming service. In addition to Jon Favreau’s ‘The Mandalorian’, it has been announced that Diego Luna is reprising his role as pilot Cassian Andor in an as-yet-untitled prequel series to 2016’s ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’.
Here is the description of the show:
“The adventures of rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of Rogue One… The rousing spy thriller will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire.”
In a statement, Luna expressed:
“Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me. I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made throughout the journey. We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply.”
Because this project was just announced, there is no further information available, including who will make up the creative team behind the series. Since ‘Rogue One’ depicted Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) teaming up with the Rebel Alliance, presumably that precludes her from appearing, but it is possible that some of the other ‘Rogue One’ cast could return, including Riz Ahmed as Bodhi Rook, Wen Jiang as Baze Malbus, Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma, Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera, Donnie Yen as Chirrut Îmwe or Alan Tudyk as the voice of K-2SO.
The ‘Rogue One’ prequel series won’t begin production until some time in 2019, which probably means that the show won’t be released until 2020, considering the amount of special effects that will be required. The Disney streaming service is expected to launch in fall of 2019. ‘The Mandalorian’ is expected to be available at that time.
Source: TV Line