Disney/Lucasfilm are in development on a Rogue One: A Star Wars Story prequel series for Disney+ centered on Cassian Andor, with the films star Diego Luna set time star.
Despite everything that’s going on in the world today the film is still being developed remotely, with casting still underway, and thanks to our friends over at The Illuminerdi, they obtained a synopsis for the series.
“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.”
The synopsis doesn’t give us to much informations but it is still exciting. The Disney+ series has a great opportunity in turning this into a Mission Impossible meets Star Wars type of series, with Andor possibly leading his own team of secret rebels alongside his droid companion K-2SO, played by Alan Tudyk (Aladdin), who will indeed reprise his role for the series. It is unknown if any other characters from 2016’s Rogue One will make an appearance.
Tony Gilroy, who was a co-writer on Rogue One, returns as the head writer on the series, with Stephen Schiff (The Americans) serving as showrunner. Schiff will also serve as a producer alongside Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. Additionally director Rick Famuiywa (Dope) who directed multiple episodes of the hit Disney+ series The Mandalorian, is said to helm some episodes of the Cassian series.
Production on the project was intended to start in June in London and last through December, but that was until everything came to a halt due to the coronavirus outbreak. It is currently unknown if the project will hit that June production start date or get pushed to later this year. If the series can finish production by December like originally intended, then we’d expect the series to debut on Disney+ sometime in the Fall of 2021.
Source: The Illuminerdi