Star Wars: Rogue One Prequel Series had Six Weeks of Pre-Production Before Coronavirus Shut Down

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The coronavirus pandemic resulted in the production of movies and television shows getting halted, including the upcoming Star Wars series following Cassian Andor's story before the events of Rogue One. The show was already in pre-production but was forced to shut down.

In a recent interview with ComicBookMovie, Lucasfilm creature and makeup effects supervisor Neal Scanlan revealed that he has already been working on the Cassian Andor series for six weeks prior to pre-production shut down. "Originally, we were hoping to move into a few TV series," he said. "The Mandalorian had obviously already started and has done incredibly well, it's a brilliant piece of work."

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"We were here in the U.K. about to start on a couple of shows ourselves, but they all, unfortunately, got bumped," Scanlan added. "We just literally started about six weeks ago on the Cassian story until unfortunately the virus hit and we're now all on lockdown. So, we're trying to do the best we can from home."

It's unclear which other shows they've started working on as well, but it would likely be the Obi-Wan Kenobi show since it is one of the series that'll arrive on Disney+ as well.

The Rogue One prequel series was set to begin filming this year, which suggests that the studio is aiming for a 2021 release. However, the production status is uncertain and there's no telling what happens in the next couple of months so it is possible that the shoot or the show itself might get delayed.

Hopefully, the situation gets better very soon.

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