Diego Luna Reprising ‘Rogue One’ Character In New ‘Star Wars’ TV Series

Lawrence Kim
November 9, 2018

It also will incorporate programming from National Geographic, which it acquires when its $71.3 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox closes. There is no word yet on whether or not we'll see Alan Tudyk reprise his role as Cassian Andor's sardonic, perpetually grumpy sidekick, the reprogrammed imperial security droid K-2SO. That series will be directed by Jon Favreau. Set after the fall of the Empire and the emergence of the First Order, it follows a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

But you're going to have to wait a bit for it. Variety's Justin Kroll notes that Luna has to finish filming another season of Netflix's Narcos: Mexico before getting returning to the world of Star Wars.

Lucasfilm will produce the series, which will go into production next year.

The new Star Wars series will follow the rebel spy during the early days of the rebellion ahead of the events in Rogue One. "I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made throughout the journey".

Luna said in a statement that the format would be a chance to "explore this character more deeply". While I'm not overly looking forward to having another streaming service in the mix that will gate me out of potential things I want to watch, this show could prove to be just what is needed to turn Cassian into a fully explored character. The service will also get a reboot of High School Musical and exclusive movies. This could be a reaction to Solo: A Star Wars Story's lackluster performance at the box office, but it's more than likely a play to ensure that Disney+ can attract as many subscribers as possible. Since 2015, Disney has released two of three planned movies based around characters originated by director George Lucas in 1977, two standalone films, and has announced a slew of other spin-off projects.

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