After well over a year since its announcement, we’ve finally learned more about the Star Wars series on Disney Plus that’s focused on Rogue One character Cassian Andor. It’s set five years before Rogue One (and therefore A New Hope), and it’ll feature the long-time Rebellion leader Mon Mothma in its supporting cast.
Michael Clayton director Tony Gilroy, who played a key part in Rogue One’s development, will act as the series’ showrunner and direct. The writing staff for this show is packed with big talent, including Gilroy’s brother Dan (Nightcrawler), House of Cards creator Beau Willimon and Stephen Schiff, who worked on acclaimed FX series The Americans. In fact, the list of writers here is so strong, they make us extremely optimistic about the end product.
Lucasfilm has confirmed the ensemble cast of the show, too. Stellan Skarsgard, Denise Gough and Kyle Soller will all be part of the show. Genevieve O’Reilly reprises her role as Mon Mothma, having previously played the part in both Revenge of the Sith (albeit briefly) and Rogue One.
There’s no release date set for the series, but sometime in late 2021 or 2022 would be our prediction. With the Obi-Wan spin-off, more seasons of The Mandalorian and a new series from the co-creator of Russian Doll in the works, Disney Plus should be flush with new Star Wars series in a few years’ time.