What We Know About The Cassian Andor Star Wars Show

What We Know About The Cassian Andor Star Wars Show

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was a massive box office hit and is widely regarded as one of the best Star Wars films to date. It followed the story of the Rebel spies who managed to steal the Death Star plans that became the focus of the original Star Wars film.

Cassian Andor, played by Diego Luna, was one of those spies, and along with his sidekick - a reprogrammed Imperial droid named K-2SO, he was one of the central characters of the film.

In November 2018 it was announced that Disney were working on a new TV series for their Disney+ streaming network that would see Diego Luna return to the role of Cassian Andor.

When is the series going to be set

Given Cassian Andor dies at the end of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story alongside almost all of the main cast, it's pretty clear that the series will be a prequel to the events of that film. It'll follow Andor's time with the Rebellion before he meets Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones).

What will the show be about?

According to Disney's initial announcement, the show will be a "rousing spy thriller" and it "will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire".

Who will be starring in the show and who else is involved?

Other than Diego Luna we don't know. No other casting announcements have been made and no confirmation of any returning characters from the film has been forthcoming.

Given Andor's relationship with K-2SO (Alan Tudyk) we would hope to see that chemistry intact on the small screen. Whether or not Tudyk would voice the character is unknown.

The series showrunner is Stephen Schiff, we also expect involvement from the LucasFilm Story Group; especially Pablo Hildago.

When will the Cassian Andor series be broadcast?

Again, Disney haven't yet shared their broadcast plans. The series is expected to film in 2019 so it's a fair bet that it will debut either at the end of 2019 or in 2020.

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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