There’s a new live-action Star Wars series in the works for Disney’s upcoming streaming service. Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced that Lucasfilm is developing the series, starring Diego Luna, for Disney+, the company’s new direct-to-consumer streaming service.
The series revolves around Cassian Andor, the rebel spy from 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. “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 series joins The Mandalorian, which has already started production, on the Disney+ roster of Star Wars shows. Director/producer Jon Favreau has posted on Instagram about his series, “The Mandalorian: After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.”
No release date has been announced for either series. The Disney+ streaming service is expected sometime next year.