Rogue One's Cassian Andor to lead new Star Wars TV series

Diego Luna starred alongside Felicity Jones in new Rogue One A Star Wars Story.                  Lucasfilm

Diego Luna starred alongside Felicity Jones in new Rogue One A Star Wars Story. Lucasfilm

Diego Luna will reprise his role as Cassian Andor in a now untitled Rogue One Prequel series to be produced for the upcoming Disney service, which has officially been named Disney Plus.

For fans of Disney history, the service will also feature Ink & Paint, a docu-series centered on the women who "made numerous Disney animated classics possible with little or no recognition for their work" as members of the studio's Ink & Paint department.

Luna said in a statement that the format would be a chance to "explore this character more deeply". The streaming service was previously said to be called Disney Play, but that was a awful title and Disney+ allows the company to follow in the footsteps of ESPN+, the sports subscription streaming service which Disney already owns.

The new Star Wars series will follow the rebel spy during the early days of the rebellion ahead of the events in Rogue One.

Luna, who will next be seen in Netflix's Narcos: Mexico, has signed on to reprise the role of Andor. So it only makes sense that one of its most beloved characters, Cassian Andor, would return to the universe's live-action realm.

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In addition to announcing that a series centered on Cassian Andor is in the works, Iger also confirmed that Marvel Studios is in fact developing a series for Disney+ based on Loki. Other new programs based on Pixar's Monsters Inc. and Disney Channel's High School Musical will also be streamed on Disney+.

Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed the name during a webcast meant to discuss the corporation's financial results from the last fiscal year, as well as the fourth quarter.

The show will include a ton of espionage and spy-related missions and adventures that aim to show the Star Wars universe from a different angle.

Most of you know I am a Star Wars junkie, but I truly do believe this show has a lot of potential to be both innovative and stay true to the Franchise.

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