Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Star Wars Rogue One prequel announced

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Lora Ball | 09 November, 2018, 17:32

The company has also tapped Jon Favreau to write and executive produce another "Star Wars" TV series titled "The Mandalorian", which centers on a "lone gunfighter" and his adventures in the far reaches of the galaxy. The show will focucs on the Rebellion during the years before 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'.

The Cassian Andor series will go into production next year, and hit Disney's streaming service sometime after that.

As if it wasn't exciting enough that the spin-off series is even happening, hearing the news that Diego Luna (who played Andor in the film) is reprising his role for the show is better still.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars will also return as an exclusive show on the streaming service, with a new season of the series being launched for the first time in five years.

As reported by Entertainment Weekly, the forthcoming television series will be dropped on Disney's new streaming service, Disney+, and will follow Rogue One's Cassian Andor. Luna returning is great as overall I liked his acting in the movie, I just didn't care for the character all that much. The company has also greenlit a second Star War series and a Marvel production based on Loki.

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Disney CEO Bob Iger teased some of the exclusive content coming to Disney+ during the company's fourth quarter earnings call, including a live-action prequel series based on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

No word on who is attached to be the showrunner or even a planned release date but with the service not even launched yet, I'd expect this to come about in 2020 at the earliest.

Luna said in a statement that the format would be a chance to "explore this character more deeply".

Personally, I didn't really think Cassian Andor was a super memorable character from Rogue One, aside from his opening scene in which he straight-up murders an innocent man to preserve a key secret.

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