Diego Luna will reprise the role of Cassian Andor in a new Rogue One prequel, the second live-action TV series set in the Star Wars universe. The prequel series, described by Disney as a spy thriller, is currently in development for the entertainment giant’s still-mysterious streaming service, which finally has an official title, as of today: Disney+.
The untitled series follows Andor during the Rebellion’s formative years, prior to the events of 2016’s Gareth Edwards-directed Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Disney teases the prequel as a “rousing spy thriller [that] will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire.”
“Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me,” said Luna in a statement. “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.”
Disney’s Rogue One prequel will go into production sometime in 2019, but a release date for the series has not yet been announced. It follows on the heels of Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian, now in production but also without a release date. That series, which features an impressive directorial slate, is said to follow “a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.”
Stay tuned for more on the prequel and revisit our round-up of everything we know about Disney+ so far here.