In November, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced during the Q3 conference call that a new Star Wars live-action series based on the Rogue One character, Cassian Andor, is in development for Disney+, with Diego Luna set to reprise his role.
It’s since been reported by Deadline, that former The Americans executive producer Stephen Schiff has been brought onto the project as an executive producer and as a showrunner.
The currently untitled 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: A Star Wars Story, and is expected to begin production next year.
Here is what Luna had to say about returning to the role.
Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me,” Luna said in a statement following the announcement. 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.
We don’t know a whole lot about the series just yet, but according to StarWars.com, “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.” This series will be the second live-action Star Wars series coming to Disney+, as production is currently underway on Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian.