Some big new “Star Wars” TV news has come out today, as Disney CEO Bob Iger has announced during an investors call that the next live-action “Star Wars” TV series for Disney’s upcoming streaming service, which now looks to be called Disney+, will be about “Rogue One’s” Cassian Andor, with actor Diego Luna reprising his role!
Here’s the official announcement and details about the new series from StarWars.com, as well as some words from Diego Luna about returning to the role of Cassian:
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.
Cassian Andor is a character I never would of thought to be used for a live-action TV series, but he was my favorite character in Rogue One, and knowing some of his backstory and history through some of the tie-in books, I think he is a great choice to center on for what could be a very compelling new “Star Wars” TV series. I’m excited!