We have learned that the Disney+ ‘Cassian Andor’ series is indeed moving forward and is currently eyeing to begin filming in June, the series will shoot in Europe.
This news comes following the announcement that the series was almost canceled at Disney+ until Tony Gilroy, who also worked on the extensive reshoots for ‘Rogue One’, joined the project. He will write the pilot as well as direct multiple episodes of the series with ‘The Americans’ Stephen Schaffer set to helm the series as its showrunner.
The untitled series focuses on Rebel agent Cassian Andor prior to the events of ‘Rogue One’ in the early days of the Rebellion against the Empire. The show has been described as a “spy thriller” when plans for it were first revealed last year. It was also previously announced that Alan Tudyk will reprise his role as K-2SO from ‘Rogue One’ alongside Diego Luna as Cassian Andor.
We have also learned that the series will be providing flashbacks to Cassian Andor’s early days.
“I’ve been in this fight since I was *six* years old. You’re not the only one who lost everything. Some of us just decided to do something about it.”
It seems we are going to see why he joined this fight at such a young age. Lucasfilm is currently eyeing to cast 9 year old and 13 year old versions of Cassian Andor. Lucasfilm is also eyeing to cast a 9 year old sister of Cassian Andor’s. If I put on my theory hat for a quick second, we can guess that Cassian’s sister potentially dies in some sort of conflict leading to him joining the Rebellion to avenge his sister.
We will just have to wait and see. Given that the ‘Cassian Andor’ series will begin filming in June and, as we exclusively reported, the ‘Obi-Wan’ series will begin filming in July, it can be assumed that the ‘Cassian Andor’ series will be the first of the two to release on Disney+. With ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 and a potential secret ‘Doctor Aphra’ series planned for release in 2020, it’s evident that there is no slowdown in sight for Star Wars Disney+ shows.
And this makes perfect sense, given how much of a hit ‘The Mandalorian’ has been on Disney+, it’s very much evident that fans are clamoring for more Star Wars content not only on the big screen but the small screen too.