Disney+ and Lucasfilm are in development on a Rogue One prequel series centered around Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor. Now, thanks to a new report a familiar villain from Rogue One will also make an appearance.
According to Kessel Run Transmissions, Darth Vader’s right hand man, Wilhuff Tarkin will appear in the series. It is unknown how the character will fit in to the overall story of the series, but the character will in fact be CG as we saw in Rogue One, played by Guy Henry.
Tarkin has made appearances in The Clone Wars and Rebels, and has appeared in canon novels, so it is likely we may see the character during the very beginning of the Death Star project, or perhaps he will be sending troops to go after Andor.
Also set to appear in the series, returning from their Rogue One roles are Alan Tudyk as Andor’s droid companion K-2SO, Jimmy Smits as Bail Organa, Alistair Petrie as General Draven, and Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma, with newcomers Stellan Skarsgard, Denise Gough, and Kyle Soller, all in unknown roles.
Details on the series – which is in pre-production, are being kept under wraps; however we do know the series is being aimed as a “spy-thriller.” Take a look at the synopsis below:
“Follows the adventures of Rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Diego Luna will reprise the role of Andor, which he originated in the 2016 film. 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.”
Tony Gilroy, who co-wrote Rogue One, will serve as the series’ new showrunner, taking over the position from The Americansexecutive producer Stephen Schiff. Gilroy will also direct the first episode with other notable directors rotating, similar to The Mandalorian.
Production is expected to begin in early 2021 in London. Disney+ has yet to give the series an official release date.
Source: Kessel Run Transmissions