Disney’s upcoming streaming service Disney+ is going to have a great volume of original content and a lot of stuff based on film properties. We’ll see multiple Marvel series from Marvel Studios and even a handful of Star Wars shows as well, starting with The Mandalorian which is currently filming in California.
Another Star Wars series that was recently announced was a Rogue One: A Star Wars Story prequel that would center on Deigo Luna’s Cassian Andor. There is now an update on who is going to put that show together.
Deadline reports that The Americans writer-producer Stephen Schiff (American Assassin) has been hired as the show’s showrunner with screenwriter Jared Bush (Moana, Zootopia) writing the pilot and the series bible. It’s an interesting combination for sure.
Details are scarce for the moment but the show is expected to take place many years before the events of Rogue One and could employ digital de-aging. Its tone is said to be a spy thriller as Andor works as a Rebellion assassin/spy.
Netflix’s Narcos season 5 will need to shoot first before filming on the Cassian Andor series is expected to begin. Diego Luna plays the main antagonist of the series which means he’ll be busy until they wrap the next season of Narcos: Mexico. However, production on the Cassian series is expected to begin sometime next year.
The Mandalorian is said to be the first Star Wars series to drop on Disney+ at launch in the fall of 2019.