Disney plans new 'Star Wars' prequel series for streaming service

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

While Rogue One was subjected to intense scrutiny over the reshoots that took place under the stewardship of Tony Gilroy, the film was a smash hit at the box office, earning more than $1 billion worldwide.

Disney's forthcoming streaming service will be home to not one, but two live-action Star Wars series.

"Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me", said Luna in a statement. Given that film's high mortality rate, a sequel would have been a hard proposition. "We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply".

The show is one of several ambitious series coming to Disney's Netflix challenger, which it has christened Disney+. As Variety first reported, Disney is developing a number of limited series centered on popular characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or MCU in fanboy and fangirl parlance. The Cassian show joins another Star Wars spin-off project, The Mandalorian, created by Iron Man director Jon Favreau. A release date for the series has not yet been announced, but production will begin in 2019.

Described as a "rousing spy thriller", the series will follow Andor's daring work against the Empire before his fortuitous meeting with Jyn Erso and the mission that led to A New Hope. 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.

Walt Disney has announced that a new Star Wars prequel series is on its way.

"We always believed we had the brands and content to be extremely competitive and to thrive alongside Netflix, Amazon, and anyone else in the market", he added.

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