Rogue One is getting a prequel TV series starring Diego Luna
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It seems that the slow down on new Star Wars might be only affecting the big screen as Disney CEO Bog Iger has announced that the studio have signed up Diego Luna to reprise his role of Cassian Andor.
Disney have confirmed that they are developing a TV series on Disney's new streaming network, Disney+, that will act as a prequel to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. In that film we were introduced to Andor as a rebel who would do anything for the cause - including murder - and we're interested to see more of his story.
With a series focusing on Andor in the early years of the rebellion, there is a good chance that other familiar characters show up including K-2SO, the reprogrammed Imperial droid that acted as Andor's sidekick. We won't be seeing a pre Rogue One Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) as that film acted as the introduction between those two characters.
The official Star Wars site states that "the 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."
Variety quote Luna as saying “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 Rogue One prequel will be the second live action Star Wars series to be developed with Jon Favreau's The Mandalorian now deep into production.