Calling all Rebel troops: Diego Luna will lead a Star Wars series for Disney's new streaming service
Cassian Andor is back. Diego Luna will reprise his Rogue One: A Star Wars Story role in a TV series on Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+. The series will reportedly be a prequel to Rogue One, focusing on the earlier years of the rebellion. Variety writes that the series is a “rousing spy thriller.” In a statement about the series, Luna said:
Luna starred as Captain Cassian Andor in 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, who teams up with Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso on a mission to steal the Death Star plans and blueprint from an imperial station called the Empire. Rogue One serves as a prequel to Star Wars Episode VI: A New Hope.
Disney+’s Star Wars series follows news of other limited series from the Marvel franchise hitting the upcoming streaming service. In September, Variety reported that characters such as Loki (The Avengers, Thor) and Scarlet Witch (Avengers: Infinity War) will be receiving their own series. Disney CEO Bob Iger first announced plans for a Disney streaming service in August 2017.
Production for the Star Wars series will begin in 2019. A release date has not yet been revealed, so stay tuned.