Deadline has reported that Adria Arjona is set to star opposite Diego Luna in new Disney Plus’ Star Wars live-action series based on the Cassian Andor character Luna played in Rogue One. Denise Gough, Genevieve O’Reilly (who plays Mon , Stellan Skarsgard and Kyle Soller are also on board.
Tony Gilroy, who co-wrote Rogue One, is set to write the pilot for the series in addition to directing multiple episodes. He will work alongside series showrunner Stephen Schiff.
The untitled show focuses on Rebel agent Andor prior to the events of Rogue One in the early days of the Rebellion against the Empire. The show had been described as a “spy thriller” when plans for it were first revealed last year. It was also previously announced that Luna would return as Andor, while Alan Tudyk is set to reprise his role as K-2SO, Andor’s droid sidekick.
Following the huge success of The Mandalorian, Disney Plus has ramped its development on other Star Wars series which include this series, a second season of The Mandalorian and a series focused on young Obi Wan-Kenobi with Ewan McGregor reprising the role.
Arjona breakout role came on Legendary’s Pacific Rim: Uprising, where she co-starred opposite John Boyega and Scott Eastwood. She would follow that up with key roles in Life Of The Party, Triple Frontier and most recently in the Michael Bay action pic, 6 Underground. She can be seen next in Sony’s extended Marvel Universe pic Morbius, which also stars Jared Leto and Matt Smith.
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