After ruling the big screen for many years, Star Wars is now shifting its prime focus towards streaming. Currently, it has several projects in the pipeline for Disney+, which will be going on air in the upcoming years.
Each Star Wars TV show will expand its framework and introduce new characters and storylines and might bring back some of the fan-favorite characters.
The most prominent one of them is Diego Luna’s Cassian Ander, Who previously made an appearance in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He starred in the movie as one of the rebel spies. The unnamed show is set five years before the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He is already a star of the blockbuster; he has been chosen to play a role in the streaming series.
The fans are anxiously waiting for this series because every primary character in Rogue One dies; even Cassian.
ADRIA ARJONA JOINS THE IMPRESSIVE CAST
According to recent reports; Adria Arjona has been cast in the series as Cassian’s sister. Adria will soon be heading to a galaxy far away.
The actress has starred previously in 6 Underground, Pacific Rim: Uprising, and Triple Frontier. She will also be working in Morbius Spider-man spin-off movie alongside Jared Leto.
Adria Arjona will soon join the supporting cast of Cassian Ander, which includes Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma, Stellan Skarsgard, Denise Gough, and Kyle Soller. It is however unclear till now who Arjona is playing and whether she would be Andor’s Ally or the rival.
WHEN TO EXPECT THE RELEASE OF CASSIAN ANDER SERIES?
There is no confirmed date when the Cassian Ander series will ultimately be released, but reports are circulating that shooting had been planned to start in London this year. Moreover, in an interview; series star Diego Luna was asked about the filming of the show. He said;
“As you recognize that everything is returning back once again worldwide, we are also figuring out to go back to work, there’s no hustle. For me, what this pandemic brought to my mind is that there are priorities for everyone. We have to be extra cautious and have to think and know when we are heading back to work.”
Since then the corona virus pandemic takes over the world and ruins everyone’s plans; that includes the big name of the media industry; Disney. It was forced to restrict the production of several upcoming projects.
The entertainment industry also set the eyes to return to work in the upcoming months. If circumstances allow and things work out as planned; Cassian Ander series will surely launch sometime in 2021.
CAST OF THE DISNEY PLUS’S ROGUE ONE SPIN-OFF SERIES
Firstly, Diego Luna returns as “Captivating Rebel leader” Cassian Andor. He portrayed the main role in stealing the death star schematics in Hit show Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Next, Alan Tudyk, who played the impressive role of reprogrammed Imperial droid sidekick K-2SO, will also be making it to the cast.
who played Rebel leader Mon Mothma in Rogue One and in scenes that were deleted from the Star Wars prequel.
Stellan Skarsgard, Kyle Soller, and Denise Gough have also joined the show’s cast but it is uncertain which role they will be playing in the show. However, Skarsgard is famous for his roles in HBO’s Chernobyl and Marvel’s Thor movies (playing the role of Dr. Erik Selvig),
Kyle Soller is known to the audience for playing the role of Francis in BBC period drama Poldark, and Gough has a background in Theater medium. How can we forget Adria Arjona, who recently joined the series’s cast? She has recently appeared on BBC Two’s Good Omens, as well in some Netflix action films.
She’ll be portraying Cassian Andor’s sister, which will allow us to know about Cassian’s character more and how he was brought up as the series progresses. It is not perceived who else will be the part of the series. But it is certain that Rogue One actors Alistair Petrie, Ian McElhinney, and Ben Daniels could be brought in the series according to the storyline.
Tony Gilroy –who wrote considerable parts of the show and will direct multiple episodes, alongside co-show runner Stephen Schiff. Gilroy was one of several Hollywood gems who took up the task at the last minute and drastically rewrote Rogue One and got it released in 2016.
It was presumably Gilroy who shot a large part of the show and Gareth Edwards supervised the visual effects work. Gilroy’s impressive hard work was worth it and Rogue One managed to grab more than 1 billion dollars at the global box office.
WHAT IS THE PLOT OF ROGUE ONE PREQUEL?
Lucas Film is currently not much responsive about what to expect from the new prequel series. It is just known at the moment that it is a new spy series inspired by Rogue One; A Star Wars story.
With this, we can speculate to see Cassian Ander and K-2SO in high risking missions as they are pro at fighting against the empire. As the series is set five years ago before the Rogue One film events; we might get to know how the pair met in the first place.
Diego Luna, for his role in the series, stated that he spent almost 10 hours to explore the character and their relationships. He joked his telenovela background would heighten emotion between the two.
“Yes, we will have a telenovela moment, Yes you can cry when I inform you,” he told the crowd (and Tudyk) at D23.
WHAT IS THE TITLE OF THE DISNEY+ PREQUEL SERIES?
No title for the series has been announced officially. But Diego Luna hints that the title might have been selected.
“Do we have a title, can we say a title?” he asked on stage at D23, the Disney fan club. On that Lucas film’s president, Kathleen Kennedy replied that they don’t have the title yet.
We will get to know about the title soon and as for now we can rely on Alan Tudyk’s suggestion- K2Fast, K2 Furious: A Cassian Andor story. It has been speculated that the working title might be a White snake– this seems contradictory to the real name or series details.
AN INSIGHT INTO THE 2016 ROGUE ONE; A STAR WARS STORY
In the 2016 film, Rogue One; A Star Wars Story, Cassian Andor, and K-2SO join hands with miscreant Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) for a secret mission. She learned that her father Galen (Mads Mikkelsen) had designed a defect in the Death Star space station that can be used by the Rebels to cause destruction. That was also done by Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars TV series.
While other team members were picked up from the occupied planet Jedha; the team members finally find themselves on an Imperial weapons development station. Jyn, Cassian, and K-2SO get to know about the death star’s plans there and then send the details to the Rebel fleet. Meanwhile, their friends attack to cause distraction.
Woefully, K-2SO and all the other rebels died in the war, and Jyn and Cassian forfeit their lives when the Death Star destroys the Scarif base. In the film’s last moments, the plans are transferred to Princess Leia’s ship, linking the film to A New Hope’s opening moments.
Even though the release date has not been announced; the Cassian Ander series will hit the screens in 2021.
The next year seems to be much busy for Star Wars TV Shows on Disney Plus; as the Mandalorian getting a season 3, the Bad batch animated series will also be released in 2021. The Obi-Wan Kenobi series can also hit the screens in 2021, but the shooting is scheduled in early 2021, it is more likely to arrive in 2022.