We learned in November that in addition to the Mandalorian streaming series that Disney is putting together for Star Wars on the Disney+ service, a second live-action series was announced as well with a look at the character of Cassian Andor from Rogue One. The seriesis bringing Diego Luna in to reprise the role and now TheForce.net has learned that the show is set to go into production this fall, which makes it pretty ideal for a summer 2020 debut if things come together well.
“Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me,” Luna told StarWars.com in November. “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.”
Marvel Comics previously produced a special for the character and K2-SO (who we’re hoping will be a big part of this) and this project is definitely what I’m hoping for when it comes to original live-action TV projects for the property. One of the themes of the Rogue One film involved Andor talking about how he’d been fighting for so long and done so many dark things in order to help the growing Rebellion. The chance to explore some of that is definitely exciting, much as it was to get the backstory we did in the Catalyst novel for the Rogue One film that explored Jyn’s parents and the nature of how the Empire started strip mining worlds after the end of the prequels.
Check out our review of the film.
Plot Concept: The series will follow the adventures of rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of Rogue One.