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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:20 pm    Post subject: New Rogue One prequel live-action TV series announced! Reply with quote

CASSIAN ANDOR LIVE-ACTION SERIES ANNOUNCED

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DIEGO LUNA RETURNS AS THE ROGUE ONE HERO IN A SPY THRILLER FOR DISNEY'S DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER STREAMING SERVICE.

Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced today that Lucasfilm is in development on a second Star Wars live-action series for Disney+, the Company’s new direct-to-consumer streaming service. The series, which will go into production next year, follows the adventures of rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Diego Luna will reprise the role of Andor. “Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me,” said Luna. “I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made throughout the journey. 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 rousing spy thriller will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire. A release date for the series has not yet been announced. Stay tuned to StarWars.com for the latest updates.


I'm really excited for live-action Star Wars to return to the classic era again for a Rebel spy thriller series featuring a cool character from one of my favorite films, reprised by the original actor. For me, this is much more interesting than a post-RotJ Mandalorian-focused series. My family got rid of cable over a year ago and moved to internet-streamed TV (Netflix, Hulu) to supplement broadcast TV, so there already wasn't much doubt that I was going to subscribed to Disney+, but there is definitely no doubt now. Maybe they'll get Alan Tudyk at some point and we'll get to see the story of how K2 came to be Cassian's droid. (K2 probably won't be there at first because K2 would raise the effects budget.)
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sounds pretty good. I might spring for the DVDs. Not quite ready to shoot the dish off the roof yet.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It certainly sounds interesting..
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great news!

As Cassian said in R1:
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Some of us... ... most of us, we’ve done terrible things on behalf of the Rebellion. We’re spies. Saboteurs. Assassins. Everything I did, I did for the Rebellion. And every time I walked away from something I wanted to forget I told myself it was for a cause that I believed in. A cause that was worth it.


I want to see it.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn, Diego Luna is reprising his role as Cassian Andor? I sooooo wanna see this...but I don't have streaming or any TV service of any kind (can't afford it yet). I guess I'll just have to wait for the DVD/BluRay after Season 1 is over (which might be 2 years from now or something if this is going into production in 2019).

Damn, if Alan Tyduk comes back as K-2SO, that would be amazing, but yeah, Whill's right, that would launch the effects budget through the roof. Maybe when the second season gets green-lighted? A man can dream....
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They can easily start Cassian's story at a point before K2 comes into it, but yeah it would be most meaningful to Rogue One if K2 eventually appears on the show.
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