Disney continues to announce new series for its ambitious upcoming streaming service.
The service, which has been named Disney+, already has Jon Favreau writing and executive producing a live-action Star Wars series titled The Mandalorian, and fans can now look forward to another. Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger has announced that Lucasfilm is currently developing a live-action series that will be set before the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, with Rogue One star Diego Luna reprising the role of Cassian Andor.
“Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me,” Luna said in a statement. “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.”
Disney describes the series as a “rousing spy thriller” that “will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire.”
It’s going to be interesting to see what adventures Cassian was involved in prior to us meeting him in Rogue One, where he, Jyn Erson (Felicity Jones) and their heroic teamed risked it all in order to steal the Death Star blueprints. Perhaps the series will also bring back Cassian’s droid, K-2S0, who was voiced by Alan Tudyk in the film.
Favreau’s The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order and is coming to life with a list of directors that includes Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Deborah Chow (Marvel’s Jessica Jones), Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) and actress Bryce Dallas Howard.
Disney+ is expected to launch in the US sometime in late 2019.