Tuesday, 22 January, 2019

Rogue One's Cassian Andor to lead new Star Wars TV series

Star Wars Film Rogue One to Get Prequel Series at Disney's Streaming Service; Diego Luna to Reprise Role Star Wars TV series with Diego Luna as his Rogue One character in the works
Charles Bowen | 09 November, 2018, 09:54

The streaming service was previously said to be called Disney Play, but that was a bad title and Disney+ allows the company to follow in the footsteps of ESPN+, the sports subscription streaming service which Disney already owns.

The show is one of several ambitious series coming to Disney's Netflix challenger, which it has christened Disney+. Tom Hiddleston will star as Loki, the God of Mischief in this new series, which is being developed by Marvel Studios. The new show is set to follow Cassian Andor, the rebel spy from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Over the past few months, Disney has teased quite an impressive slate for its new streaming service which includes a handful of original movies and television series.

The untitled series is described as a spy thriller that will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire. So it only makes sense that one of its most beloved characters, Cassian Andor, would return to the universe's live-action realm. Disney will be holding an event in April to reveal more details on the upcoming service, which will launch sometime in 2019.

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Lucasfilm will produce the series, which will go into production next year. Yes, that means there's more MCU material for you to watch, but this time it is actually a good - potentially great - thing.

A release date has not yet been announced for the new series, which is the second Star Wars series Disney has announced, after The Mandalorian from Jon Favreau.

Luna said in a statement that the format would be a chance to "explore this character more deeply". I had never seen him act before and can't tell if he played very well in Rogue One or if this is just the real person, who we now identify as Cassian, but I liked this character and the way he was portrayed in the movie very much.

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