The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Lucasfilm’s Star Wars series focusing on Rebellion spy Cassian Andor will see the return of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actress Genevieve O’Reilly reprising the role of Rebel Alliance leader Mon Mothma.
They also mention that Irish newcomer Denise Gough will be taking an undisclosed role as well. She previously had a lead role in HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel pilot Bloodmoon/The Long Night which shot last summer but didn’t get picked up by the cable network.
The pair of actresses will be joining a previously announced cast which includes Diego Luna as Cassian, Alan Tudyk as K2SO, Stellan Skarsgard (Dune, The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo), and Kyle Soller.
The new series is said to be taking more of a gritty spy thriller, which would fit nicely within the world that Andor inhabits and his ambiguous morality seen in Rogue One.
Tony Gilroy, who spearheaded the reshoots on Rogue One will be directing the series pilot.
The Mandalorian completed filming Season 2 last month before the COVID-19 pandemic had a direct impact on pausing productions across the globe. However, it is unknown when the Andor series will begin shooting as a summer shot might be unlikely despite all the casting news coming out.
Deborah Chow is set to direct the Kenobi series which Ewan McGregor has said would begin shooting in January 2021.
A fourth series is also reportedly in development from Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland.