Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced Thursday that Lucasfilm is in development on a second “Star Wars” live-action series for Disney+, the company’s new direct-to-consumer streaming service.
“The series, which will go into production next year, follows the adventures of rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,'” the company said in today’s announcement. “Diego Luna will reprise the role of Andor.”
The announcement quotes Luna saying: “Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me. I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made throughout the journey. We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply.”
Disney adds: “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. A release date for the series has not yet been announced.”
Here’s a video update from Disney’s “Star Wars” YouTube channel …