I was NOT expecting this news. Not. At. All.
But, as a Star Wars fan, I’m thrilled.
Diego Luna, and his character “Cassian Andor,” are returning to The Saga.
Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced today that Lucasfilm is in development on a second Star Wars live-action series for Disney+, the Company’s new direct-to-consumer streaming service. The series, which will go into production next year, 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.
“Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me,” said Luna in the release. “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.”
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. A release date for the series has not yet been announced.
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I may have a bit more to add later. But this news shook me out of some afternoon doldrums. The “re-watchability” of Rogue One is awesome, and I can’t wait to
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