While not a ton of info is available about what direction the “Star Wars” franchise is going in the future, what we do know is that Disney+ is going to factor into that future quite a bit with a number of series coming down the line, including the highly-anticipated “Cassian Andor.” And with a new cast member joining Diego Luna in the series, we can see that the show is preparing to head into production pretty soon.
According to Deadline, actress Adria Arjona is set to join the cast of “Cassian Andor.” The series is a prequel to the popular “Star Wars” spin-off film, “Rogue One,” which had Luna as one of the leads. Obviously, it’s a prequel due to the ending of the film, but we’re still not sure what the new series will be about.
Prior to this project, Arjona has worked on a number of feature films including “Pacific Rim: Uprising,” “Life of the Party,” “Triple Frontier,” and last year’s “6 Underground.” If the pandemic hadn’t shut down the theater business, we’d have already seen her in the upcoming Sony/Marvel film, “Morbius,” where she stars opposite Jared Leto.
As mentioned, Arjona joins a cast led by returning actor Luna. Also in the supporting cast are the already-announced folks such as Denise Gough, Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgard, and Kyle Soller. Tony Gilroy, who has an official co-writing credit on “Rogue One” but did a lot more than that, is on board to write the first episode and direct a few episodes, as well as showrunning duties.
It’s unclear what the story of “Cassian Andor” will be and what role Arjona will play in the spy series. However, with the success of “Rogue One” and Gilroy’s involvement, it’s hard not to be excited for whatever Lucasfilm is working on with this new streaming series.
It’s unclear when “Cassian Andor” might arrive on Disney+. Production has been stalled because of the pandemic and it’s uncertain what’s going on with the show right this moment. However, it’s definitely a priority for Disney+ and the platform would love to have another “Star Wars” live-action series sooner rather than later.