New Star Wars TV Show Coming As Prequel To Rogue One
"We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us."
The second live-action Star Wars TV show for Disney+, Disney's upcoming streaming service, has been revealed. The series will focus on the adventures of Cassian Andor, the character played by Diego Luna in the movie Rogue One, and will go into production next year.
Disney confirmed that Luna will reprise his role. The series will be set before the events of Rogue One, and is described by the studio 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."
In a statement, Luna said: "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. 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 Andor show does not yet have a title or release date. Disney has also announced that the new streaming service will be called Disney+, and confirmed that they are making a new Marvel series centered on Loki. Disney+ launches in 2019.
Production on The Mandalorian, the first live-action Star Wars show to be announced for Disney+, is currently underway. It is being overseen by Jungle Book director Jon Favreau, and while the cast is yet to be announced, the first image was released last month. We've also had an official description, which stated that the series will "follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic." In addition, some of the directors lined up to helm episodes have been revealed, including Thor Ragnarok's Taika Waititi and Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard.