Cassian Andor Is Getting His Own Star Wars Streaming Series

Diego Luna as Cassian Andor in Rogue One.
Diego Luna as Cassian Andor in Rogue One.
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First was The Mandalorian and next is Cassian Andor.

Disney just announced that Diego Luna will star in a Rogue One prequel series about his character, Cassian Andor, that will premiere on Disney’s streaming service, now officially called Disney+. The show will go into production next year and “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.”

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“Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me,” Luna said in a press release. “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.”

Obviously, this is incredible news. Andor was one of the best parts of Rogue One, his relationship with K-2SO obviously had a lot more to it, and Luna’s performance seemed to just scratch the surface of Cassian’s past. It certainly felt there were a lot more story to tell about his role as a spy in the Rebellion, and it was just a matter of how it would be told. We’d hoped for a book or maybe a comic (and got one of those), but now we’re getting this series and it’s simply awesome.

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There’s no release date for this show or The Mandalorian, or even a launch date for Disney+, to be frank. But look toward 2020 or 2021 on your calendars.

Entertainment Reporter for io9/Gizmodo

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angriergeek
Angrier Geek

I know killing off all your characters gets an instant type of respect for some, but it matters little if you’ve never known or grown to like them to begin with. I was more attached to Thandie Newton’s character and the one voiced by Jon Favreau in Solo in their 10 minutes of screen time than I was for any of these people after two hours.

That being said, this series is why they shouldn’t have killed them off (aside from the fact this little girl realized on her own what all of Disney did not: how amazing it would have been to see the hand off of one female hero to another:

So you could watch the adventures of Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor leading this rag-tag group doing the dirtier more dangerous work of the rebellion. Then when one of them died it’d actually mean something or than lazy “look at how real we are for doing this” storytelling.