Star Wars: When is the Cassian Andor series coming to Disney+?

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One other Star Wars Disney+ series is coming, with Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk set to reprise their roles from 2016 prequel film Rogue One for a brand new sci-fi spy thriller.

“It’s been a very onerous three years, to be sincere. I’ve been ready for the name,” Luna mentioned of the new series at Disney’s D23 convention.

“Going again house, dealing with the concept of my character being gone. My youngsters received’t look me in the eye, sadly. However we’re right here, and we’re going to look youthful, which is wonderful.”

However what can we anticipate from the Cassian Andor series? What different characters will return, and what’s it about? Take a look at every part we all know to this point beneath.

When is the Cassian Andor/Okay-2SO series coming to Disney+? 

Presently unknown, although it’s set to start filming in London in 2020. Given these timings, it appears possible the series will debut a while in 2021.

Who stars in the Disney+ Rogue One series?

Diego Luna returns as “charismatic Insurgent chief” Cassian Andor, who performed a central position in the plan to steal the Demise Star schematics in Rogue One earlier than his dying at the finish of the film.

Alan Tudyk, who performed his reprogrammed Imperial droid sidekick Okay-2SO, may also be returning. Like Andor, Okay-2SO was killed at the finish of Rogue One, cementing this series’ standing as a prequel.

It’s at the moment unknown who else will star in the series, although it’s actually potential that Rogue One Insurgent Alliance actors  Genevieve O’Reilly (who performed chief Mon Mothma), Alistair Petrie and Ben Daniels might be enticed again relying on the format of the drama.

Stephen Schiff is onboard as showrunner, whereas Tony Gilroy – who directed reshoots and rewrote massive elements of Rogue One forward of its launch in 2016 – is set to direct a number of episodes and pen the pilot.

What is the Rogue One prequel about?

Rogue One character K-2SO (played by Alan Tudyk) as he appears in Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire (ILMX Labs, The Void, HF)

Rogue One character Okay-2SO (performed by Alan Tudyk) as he seems in Star Wars: Secrets and techniques of the Empire (ILMX Labs, The Void, HF)

LucasFilm are at the moment remaining tight-lipped about what to anticipate from the new prequel, solely describing it as “a brand new spy series impressed by Rogue One.”

With that in thoughts, we are able to in all probability anticipate varied high-stakes missions for Cassian and Okay-2SO as they battle the good battle towards the Empire, probably even exploring how the pair met (and Tudyk’s droid was reprogrammed) in the first place.

Luna, for his half, promised “10 hours or extra to discover these characters and these relationships,” and joked that his background in telenovelas would lead to some moments of excessive emotion between the two characters.

“Sure, we could have a telenovela second,” he instructed the crowd (and Tudyk) at D23. “You possibly can cry after I let you know, ‘Te extraño Okay-2.’”

What is the title of the Rogue One prequel series on Disney+?

Whereas no title has been introduced, Luna did trace {that a} title had been chosen.

“Do now we have a title? Can we are saying the title?” he requested onstage at D23, earlier than being shut down by LucasFilm President Kathleen Kennedy, who instructed him “not but.”

In different phrases, we in all probability don’t have too lengthy to wait till we discover out the title, and till then, we’ll simply use Alan Tudyk’s suggestion –K2Fast, K2Furious: A Cassian Andor story.

Catchy, proper?

What occurred in Rogue One: A Star Wars story?

On this 2016 prequel movie, set shortly earlier than the occasions of authentic 1977 Star Wars film A New Hope, Andor and Okay-2SO group up with miscreant Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) for a covert mission, studying that her father Galen (Mads Mikkelsen) had designed a flaw into the Demise Star house station that the Rebels may use to blow it up (which Luke Skywalker did in the authentic Star Wars movie).

Selecting up different group members from occupied planet Jedha (most of which was later destroyed by the nascent Demise Star), the group ultimately discover themselves on an Imperial weapons improvement station on the planet Scarif, the place Jyn, Cassian and Okay-2SO handle to steal the Demise Star plans and transmit them to the Insurgent fleet whereas their buddies assault for a distraction.

Sadly, Okay-2SO and the different Rebels nearly all die in battle, whereas Jyn and Cassian find yourself perishing when the Demise Star destroys the Scarif base. In the movie’s remaining moments, the plans are transferred to Princess Leia’s (Carrie Fisher) ship, tying the movie into A New Hope’s opening moments.

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