Rogue One is getting a prequel TV series starring Diego Luna

The Mandalorian (2019–)
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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.

Star Wars

Star Wars is a science fiction film series created by George Lucas. It debuted in 1977 and the first film was quickly retitled to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. It was followed by two sequels - The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and Return of the Jedi in 1983. A trilogy of prequel films were launched in 1999 with The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. In 2015 Star Wars returned to the screens for a new trilogy under the control of Disney with The Force Awakens directed by J J Abrams. This was follows in the main Star Wars saga by Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi with the final film of the sequel trilogy, Episode IX, due in cinemas in December 2019 with J J Abrams back at the helm,A series of spin-offs were launched in 2016 with Gareth Edwards' Rogue One, which was followed in 2018 by Ron Howard's Solo and a fourth trilogy of films has been announced for release after 2020 which will be overseen by Rian Johnson which will feature entirely new characters and an entirely separate story.In addition, there are the animated TV series The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels along with Star Wars Resistance which starts in late 2018 and finally a new live action series currently being developed by Jon Favreau set some time after the events of Return of the Jedi.

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