Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger has announced a new live action Star Wars series for the upcoming Disney Streaming service; Disney+. The show - which will go into production next year - will focus on Rebel Intelligence Officer Cassian Andor and his missions for the Rebel Alliance before the events of Rogue One.
Now here's the really good news...Diego Luna will be returning to the role. Luna told StarWars.com:
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.adding
We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply.
The only question that remains is; will K-2SO be joining Andor on his adventures? The Imperial Enforcement droid was captured by Andor and reprogrammed to serve the rebellion. He was played in Rogue One by Alan Tudyk (Dodgeball, I, Robot, Firefly). I personally would like to see both K-2SO and Tudyk return to star alongside Luna. Thanks to their excellent chemistry, the pair stood out to me as some of the more interesting (not to mention hilarious) characters.
Currently there isn't any information regarding a release date. But with production starting sometime next year and Disney+ set to launch in late 2019, it's possible that the first episodes could be available around launch time.
Between this and Rogue One, 'prequel' is certainly looking like a much less dirty word. Looks like I now need to subscribe to another streaming service!
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