Disney certainly isn't wasting any time with the new Star Wars shows that will air on its streaming service. The highly anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story series focusing on Cassian Andor and K-2SO is set to premiere on Disney+ in 2021.
It was previously confirmed at Star Wars Celebration that Alan Tudyk will be joining Diego Luna in the planned Cassian Andor series. Not surprisingly, it was also revealed that the show will begin production later this year and will be released by 2021 (via The Verge).
The relationship between Cassian and Kay-Too is certainly something fans want to learn more about considering that the two seem like a perfectly mismatched pair. The captain is clearly someone who had gone through a lot in his life but still managed to forge a strange friendship with the former Imperial droid. Needless to say, we can't wait to see more of Cassian and Kay-Too in action.
The new Disney+ series is being described as "a 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." Although the other stars of the show have not yet been revealed, we already know that Stephen Schiff of The Americans will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Hopefully, we'll get more details on the new series later during Star Wars Celebration.
The Rogue One spin-off series is only the second Star Wars show confirmed for Disney+ so far. It has already been announced that Jon Favreau's The Mandalorian will premiere as soon as the streaming service goes live, which means it will be the first major series to air on Disney+.