Star Wars Live-Action Cassian Andor Show Confirmed

Brenda Watkins
November 9, 2018

In addition to the name of the service, Disney also announced that Marvel Studios is developing a series focused on Loki and will star Tom Hiddleston, a fan favorite in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which will be available on Disney+.

Luna will reprise his role as rebel spy Cassian Andor, the cocky daredevil who helped Felicity Jones' Jyn Erso steal the Death Star plans in the hit 2016 movie.

In his own statement, Luna said that a TV series format would allow him to "explore this character more deeply".

Beyond that, we've heard about a few other shows in the works which will most likely appear on Disney+. As we learned in that movie, Cassian spent years with the Rebellion fighting the Empire and dirtied his hands quite a bit, blurring the lines of what it means to be a good guy.

The direct-to-consumer service, which launches in late 2019, will feature original and library content across Disney's major entertainment brands: Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars.

Melbourne attack: One dead after deadly Bourke Street knife rampage
Forensic investigators combed through the scene late Friday, where the dead victim's body lay covered in a white plastic sheet. Police said the man got out of a pickup truck, which then caught fire, and attacked three bystanders with a knife.

Other already-announced original content includes a High School Musical reboot, an animated series based on Monsters, Inc, and live-action adaptations of The Lady and the Tramp and The Sword in the Stone. It is a prequel to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which makes sense since everyone died in that film. Although, one of Marvel's Rogue One prequel comics offered its take on that fateful occasion.

Disney's family-friendly movies, now running on Netflix, will eventually switch over to Disney+, alongside its slate of original exclusive programs.

The best part truly is the fact that Diego Luna returns to reprize his own role!

Attendance rose 4 percent and capita spending jumped 9 percent for the fourth quarter as the company raised prices for tickets, food and merchandise, according to Walt Disney Co.'s latests earnings released Thursday after the market closed. It's not yet clear what this spells for channels now in place across satellite and cable services, but it does suggest that at least some original non-fictional programming should be headed to Disney+.

Are you excited for the upcoming Star Wars' show?

Other reports by

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER