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Star Wars fans who loved Gareth Edward’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story are in for a treat because it looks like Diego Luna is going to return to reprise his role as the Rebellion’s Captain Cassian Andor in a live-action prequel series to the Star Wars spinoff movie.
Lucasfilm just announced the development of its new series on the official Star Wars website today, saying that the series is set to air on the Mickey Mouse House’s Disney+ streaming platform. Together with Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian, this new show centered around Captain Cassian Andor is to be the second live-action Star Wars series slated for Disney’s new streaming site.
Scheduled for production next year, the series is to follow the adventures of Andor during the “formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” According to Lucasfilm’s post, they mean to turn to the live-action into a “rousing spy thriller” that explores adventures filled with both “espionage and daring missions to restore hope to the galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire.”
Speaking in an interview with Lucasfilm, Luna expressed excitement to return to the Star Wars franchise in the new series.
“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 Rogue One prequel has yet to receive a name and a release date, but we’ll update everyone as soon as we get word.