Discounting recent news, Rogue One offered a promising start to Lucasfilm’s planned slate of Star Wars anthology films in 2016. So it only makes sense that one of its most beloved characters, Cassian Andor, would return to the universe’s live-action realm. The official Star Wars website has just announced that the Rebel Alliance spy will headline his own TV series for Disney+.
Diego Luna has signed on to reprise his Rogue One role in the new series. “Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me,” Luna told StarWars.com. “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.”
Cassian’s series will be a prequel to the events of Rogue One. The character played an integral part in stealing the Death Star plans and getting them to Princess Leia. He ultimately lost his life alongside his fallen friends at the Battle of Scarif. However, their shared sacrifice allowed the Rebellion to carry out its Death Star attack at the end of A New Hope. Disney describes Cassian’s new series as a “rousing spy thriller.” It will also “explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire.”
Hopefully, we can also expect an appearance by Cassian’s scene-stealing sidekick, K-2SO, as voiced by Alan Tudyk in Rogue One. In the film, K-2SO was an Imperial protocol droid who was reprogrammed by Cassian to serve the Rebellion. This series presents a unique opportunity to depict the first meeting between Cassian and his droid. Although, one of Marvel’s Rogue One prequel comics offered its take on that fateful occasion.
Disney+’s Cassian Andor series will go into production next year, but no release date is set. Are you excited to see Diego Luna return as Cassian? Tell us what you think in the comment section below!