Disney recently announced a prequel series to its 2016 Star Wars Anthology film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The currently untitled series will see Rogue One star Diego Luna reprise his role of Rebel Alliance soldier Cassian Andor. Set to premiere on Disney+, the company’s upcoming streaming service, the series will have a spy thriller feel to it as Andor joins the struggling rebellion to bring peace and hope to the galaxy. Andor will face a formidable foe in the ruthless Galactic Empire, whose tyranny stretches across the stars. The series was revealed by Disney CEO Bob Iger himself, who spoke about it and several other Disney+ series at the company’s fourth quarter call for investors. Luna himself spoke enthusiastically about the series, telling reporters that he has fond memories of working on Rogue One and that he is excited to see more of his character’s backstory. While the series is still far from filming, Variety reports that Luna must first fulfill his obligations to the Netflix series Narcos before he can begin working on the prequel series.
Luna’s series will not be the first Star Wars series to premiere on Disney+. In March, Disney revealed that Iron Man director Jon Favreau would be helming a Star Wars series called The Mandalorian. Set after the events of Return of the Jedi and before The Force Awakens, The Mandalorian will follow a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy. Additionally, the studio announced that a 12-episode season of the revered animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars would premiere on the service this July at San Diego Comic Con. The original Clone Wars series ran from 2008 to 2014 on Cartoon Network and Netflix.
According to IGN, in addition to the Rogue One series, fan interest was piqued following Iger’s announcement that Thor villain Loki would also be getting a series on Disney+. Actor Tom Hiddleston is set to once again play the trickster god in the series. Given that Loki supposedly died at the hands of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel fans are curious as to when this series will take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline. Other Disney+ properties announced by Iger include television series set in the same universe as the Pixar film Monsters, Inc. and a continuation of the High School Musical franchise from the Disney Channel.