Diego Luna (Narcos) is returning to the galaxy far, far away, reprising his role as Rebel operative Cassian Andor from Rogue One in an upcoming (but currently untitled) live-action Star Wars series, Disney confirmed today.
“Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me,” said Luna in an official 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.”
Since Andor perished on Scarif with Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) at the end of Rogue One, the series will be a spy thriller focusing on the character's previous missions for the Rebellion during the movement's early years. Odds are good that we'll get to see how he met the sassy re-programmed Imperial droid, K-2SO (voiced by Alan Tudyk).
The show, Lucasfilm's second live-action Star Wars show after The Mandalorian, will enter production sometime in 2019. It is set to drop on Disney's own streaming service, which just today got the name of "Disney+," writes Variety.
When he is first introduced in Rogue One, Cassian has the task of assasinating Jyn's father, Galen (Mads Mikkelsen), the architect of the Death Star. Andor hesitates in his duty and begins to feel respect for Jyn, with whom he did not originally see eye-to-eye with.
They formulate a plan to steal the Death Star's blueprints from the Imperial outpost on Scarif and transmit it to the Rebellion, which almost gave up hope. While the plan is a success, Grand Moff Tarkin orders the Scarif outpost decimated by the Death Star, killing Jyn and Cassian in the process.