Kyle Soller (Poldark) and Stellan Skarsgård (Chernobyl, Marvel Studios films) are joining Diego Luna in Disney+’s upcoming live-action series centered on Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor character from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Variety says that both actors are in final negotiations for their roles.
Tony Gilroy, who co-wrote Rogue One, will write the pilot and direct multiple episodes of the series. Gilroy also directed reshoots for the film, which hit theaters in December 2016 and went on to gross over $1 billion at the worldwide box office.
Stephen Schiff, of the critically-acclaimed show The Americans, will serve as showrunner and executive producer. The series is expected to launch on the streaming service in 2021.
The show follows the adventures of rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of Rogue One. The rousing spy thriller will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire.
In addition to Luna playing Andor again, Alan Tudyk is set to reprise the role of K-2S0 as well. For Rogue One, Tudyk both voiced K-2SO and performed motion-capture for the towering droid.
There’s no word yet on who Kyle Soller and Stellan Skarsgård will play in the series.
Popular series The Mandalorian kicked off the live-action Star Wars series on Disney+ and more are following. Another series in the works is one focused on Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Deborah Chow (The Mandalorian) will direct the Obi-Wan series, which takes place eight years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
Chow, Hossein Amini, and McGregor will serve as executive producers alongside Kathleen Kennedy, Tracey Seaward (The Queen) and John Swartz (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). Jason McGatlin, Lucasfilm’s Executive Vice President Production, will serve as co-producer.
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