We finally have new casting additions to the Disney+ Rogue One prequel series centered on Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor character.
According to Variety, Pirates of the Caribbean star Stellan Skarsgård and Poldark’s Kyle Soller are both in final talks to appear in the series. Both roles are being kept under wraps, pre-production on the serious continues remotely.
Disney+ had previously indicated that the series would premiere on the streamer in 2021, but it is unknown if the current Hollywood shutdown due to the coronavirus will changes those plans, as it is unknown at this time when production will begin, though, the series originally planned a June start.
Here is a brief synopsis for the series that is being called a “spy-thriller.”:
“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.”
Rogue One writer Tony Gilroy is on board to write the pilot and will even be directing some episodes, along with Rick Famuiywa, who received praise for his directing duties on The Mandalorian. Stephen Schiff (The Americans) will serve as showrunner and will produce alongside Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.
Additionally, Alan Tudyk (Ralph Breaks The Internet, Aladdin) will return as Andor’s droid sidekick K-2SO. It is unknown if any other characters from 2016’s Rogue One will make an appearance.