The live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian will have another live-action series, Andor, in Disney’s streaming video service company, in this one starring Rogue One: A Star Wars story actor Diego Luna, who takes on the role of rebel spy Cassian Andor from the 2016 film.
Andor, which will premiere on Disney + in 2022, will follow the adventures of Luna’s Rogue One character and set in the early days of the Rebellion, even before the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
In an interview with Deadline, Diego Luna says that Disney +’s upcoming Andor series has finished production. Luna also mentioned that the new series will bring back some “familiar faces”. “You will definitely see familiar faces,” he said. “I can tell you about this project like no other because I can’t spoil the ending if you’ve seen it [Stars Wars: Rogue One] beautiful. No matter what I say, I can’t ruin the ending. To be honest, it was a blessing to do this job under the circumstances. I had the chance to work with a team that I am not more proud of and admire more. It’s a tough moment filming outside and we got really lucky. We are now done filming and preparing it for the audience to see. While I can’t say much I can tell you that the experience was literally a transformation for me. It’s something I really wanted to do that I thought I couldn’t do. I am more than happy. “
“A very long film”
Andor star Diego Luna told The Hollywood Reporter that the upcoming Rogue One spin-off series “is like we’re making a very long movie”. He also went deeper into the goals of the series:
“It’s really interesting to tell a story even though we know where it ends. The way you approach such a story inevitably leads you into a deeper reflection process. I tend to use this word a lot. So when you know what Cassian is capable of, there is room for so much exploration and that makes me very excited as an actor. I find the format of a series amazing because we have a lot of time to explore all of these levels. What happens in Rogue One is something we can actually think about and what is behind something like that [sacrificing an informant]. It is a very interesting challenge that we have before us. I’m very excited to be getting back to this character because I really enjoyed playing him and I was really happy with what the movie portrays. Rogue One was a story made by ordinary people. They were normal people doing incredible things, and in a way it’s a movie that reminds us of the power we all have when we have a belief. So, yes, I feel blessed to have the chance to revisit this role. “
Official title, episodes, and more
During the Disney Investor Day presentation on December 10th, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy revealed the series’ official title: Andor.
The announcement was accompanied by a promotional video for the series with interviews with the cast and creative team and confirmation that the first season will have 12 episodes.
“Everything I’ve done, I’ve done for the rebellion.” Andor, an original series set in the Star Wars universe, will be streamed on #DisneyPlus in 2022. pic.twitter.com/q2IT2qzEeR
– Star Wars (@starwars) December 10, 2020
Date of the premiere
Andor is set to premiere on the Disney + streaming service in 2022.
Andor production was originally scheduled to start in 2019, but it was postponed for a year and then postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Filming finally began in late 2020.
In April, StarWars.com confirmed when Andor will play in the science fiction saga timeline. The series will unfold five years before the events of Rogue One, placing its events at 5 BBY (Before the Battle of Yavin) on the official Star Wars continuity – a designation it puts before the battle that starred the Death Star Wars Destroyed: Episode IV – A New Hope.
With The Mandalorian set years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi and Andor before the events of Rogue One and A New Hope, it’s clear that Disney and Lucasfilm are casting a wide net with their Star Wars projects develop for the streaming service.
Behind the camera
Tony Gilroy, who co-wrote Rogue One, will co-write, direct, and showrunner the Andor series. He is accompanied in the writer’s room by Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler), Beau Willimon (House of Cards) and Stephen Schiff (The Americans).
Cassian Andor isn’t the only one Villain one Character who will return for the Disney + spin-off.
Genevieve O’Reilly, who played former senator and rebel alliance leader Mon Mothma in Rogue One and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, will repeat the role for the series. The return will also be K-2SO, the hacked Imperial security droid that was used in virtually every scene in. stole Villain one. As previously, Firefly and Tucker & Dale against evil Star Alan Tudyk will utter the rebel robot.
Supporting cast also includes Stellan Skarsgard (Thor, Good Will Hunting), Denise Gough (Colette, Angels in America) and Kyle Soller (Anna Karenina, The Titan).
In February, the working title of the film as “White Snake” was revealed. The Star Wars franchise has an established tradition of giving its films creative working titles that go back to the working title of the original Star Wars film “The Adventures of the Starkiller.”
This story also includes “Jar Jar’s Great Adventure”, the working title for Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, and “Space Bear”, the working title for the newer Star Wars film The Last Jedi.
Official plot details are scarce at this point, but the show has been described as an “engaging spy thriller” that will “explore stories of espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy gripped by an unscrupulous empire. ”
Diego Luna will repeat the role of Cassian Andor in a new Star Wars live action series for Disney +. https://t.co/3eTfkxLEai pic.twitter.com/k7ZYgyAQTf
– Star Wars (@starwars) November 8, 2018
“It’s a different approach because of the beauty and the way things happen,” Luna told Entertainment Tonight. “It’s not just what happens. It’s not your typical approach to a story. It’s about how things happen, which is actually the same thing that happened in Rogue One. You know the end, but you don’t know how it happened and we have that challenge before us again, which is exciting. “
Given the fate of Diego Luna’s character in Rogue One, his return to the role is surprising, but a welcome return according to the actor.
“Coming back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me,” Luna said in a statement. “I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made during the trip. We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us and this new, exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character deeper. “