Today during the fourth-quarter Disney earnings call with Bob Iger, it was revealed that a Rogue One prequel series will be hitting the Disney streaming service, now titled Disney Plus. The show will feature none other than Cassian Andor himself, once again played by Diego Luna.
Check out the press release from StarWars.com:
Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced today that Lucasfilm is in development on a second Star Wars live-action series for Disney+, the Company’s new direct-to-consumer streaming service. The series, which will go into production next year, follows the adventures of rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Diego Luna will reprise the role of Andor. “Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me,” said Luna. “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.”
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. A release date for the series has not yet been announced. Stay tuned to StarWars.com for the latest updates.
This makes the third Star Wars Television series currently in production for the Disney+ service. This news makes me extremely excited as a Rogue One prequel story is something I was hoping would happen on the streaming service. I do wonder what other characters we could see pop up. Surely K2-SO will be featured, as well as some of the known Rebellion members from Rogue One, like General Merrick or Mon Mothma. Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars The Mandalorian will also be featured on the service starting next year.