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WIRE Buzz: Cassian Andor spinoff casts Adria Arjona; Eli Roth's History of Horror S2; and Immortal trailer

By Josh Weiss
Adria Arjona

The galaxy of Disney+'s Cassian Andor spinoff just got a bit bigger with the casting of Adria Arjona. Per Deadline, the 6 Underground actress has boarded the Star Wars show (which serves as a prequel to Rogue One), but as of this time, details about her role haven't been confirmed.

Arjona joins an ever-growing ensemble that includes: Diego Luna (playing the titular Rebel spy), Alan Tudyk (returning as the reprogrammed Imperial droid K-2SO), Genevieve O’Reilly (reprising her Rogue One role as Rebel leader Mon Mothma), Denise Gough, Stellan Skarsgard, and Kyle Soller.

Adria Arjona

Production on the series should have kicked off in earnest this year, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, all live-action projects were thrown into chaos. We don't know when cameras are scheduled to get rolling on Cassian & Co., or when the finished product might arrive on Disney+.

Tony Gilroy, who helped write the screenplay for Rogue One, is taking up the post of showrunner. He's also writing and directing a certain number of episodes.

Eli Roth fans beware, you're in for a lot more scares. Today, AMC confirmed the premiere date and all-star slate of guest stars for Season 2 of Eli Roth's History of Horror. The interview series will officially return Sunday, Oct. 10, at 10:00 p.m. EST.

The spine-tingling guest list features genre heavyweights like:

Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Jordan Peele, Ari Aster, Bill Hader, Nancy Allen, Megan Fox, Greg Nicotero, Rob Zombie, James Brolin, Edgar Wright, Piper Laurie, Leonard Maltin, Katharine Isabelle, Jack Black, Slash, Rachel True, Ashley Laurence, Joe Dante, Roger Corman, Mary Harron, John Landis, Tom Savini, and Karyn Kusama.

"Life changes when you can't die." That's the intriguing tagline for Immortal, an upcoming horror/thriller anthology film from writer-director-producer Rob Margolies. "Thrown into the face of death only to emerge unharmed, the characters of Immortal are left staring at eternity in the face with uncertainty and fear like they've never imagined," reads the synopsis.

Consisting of four different chapters, the movie features the acting talents of Tony Todd (Candyman), Dylan Baker (Hunters), Robin Bartlett (Shutter Island), Samm Levine (Inglourious Basterds), Vanessa Lengies (Waiting…), and Agnes Bruckner (The Woods), Mario Van Peebles (New Jack City), Lindsay Mushett (Blue Bloods), and Jason Stuart (The Infiltrators).

Watch the trailer now:

In terms of plot, Immortal's chapters are broken up by the following characters:

  • Chelsea: a high school track star who comes clean about sexual misconduct with her coach only to find out her confession might be too late
  • Gary and Vanessa: a young, expecting married couple who scheme a morbid solution to their financial issues
  • Ted: a man filled with sorrow who agrees to euthanize his cancer-ridden wife Mary
  • Warren: a young man with little direction in life who is forced to discover his new gifts after a tragic accident.
Immortal poster

Tom Colley, Jon Dabach, and Danny Isaacs are also credited as directors.

Immortal arrives on demand Tuesday, Sept. 1.