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Disney Announces Cassian Andor TV Series
« on: November 8, 2018, 04:45 PM »
CASSIAN ANDOR LIVE-ACTION SERIES ANNOUNCED

DIEGO LUNA RETURNS AS THE ROGUE ONE HERO IN A SPY THRILLER FOR DISNEY'S DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER STREAMING SERVICE.

Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced today that Lucasfilm is in development on a second Star Wars live-action series for Disney+, the Company’s new direct-to-consumer streaming service. The series, which will go into production next year, follows the adventures of rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Diego Luna will reprise the role of Andor. “Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me,” said Luna. “I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made throughout the journey. We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply.”

The rousing spy thriller will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire. A release date for the series has not yet been announced. Stay tuned to StarWars.com for the latest updates.
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Re: Disney Announces Cassian Andor TV Series
« Reply #1 on: November 8, 2018, 04:48 PM »
I really hope K-2SO is coming back with him...
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Re: Disney Announces Cassian Andor TV Series
« Reply #2 on: November 8, 2018, 04:53 PM »
Cool.  That has some promise considering he had a bit of an edge in the movie.

Its too bad that he's dead at the end of Rogue One.  I think it would be much cooler if this was a "Rebel Commando" show that could span the pre-Rogue One through shortly post-ROTJ era.  Cassian could still be in it and help kick off the first season(s) but allow it to continue with other characters through other stories that span a longer period of time.

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Re: Disney Announces Cassian Andor TV Series
« Reply #3 on: November 8, 2018, 08:17 PM »
Cool.  That has some promise considering he had a bit of an edge in the movie.

Its too bad that he's dead at the end of Rogue One.  I think it would be much cooler if this was a "Rebel Commando" show that could span the pre-Rogue One through shortly post-ROTJ era.  Cassian could still be in it and help kick off the first season(s) but allow it to continue with other characters through other stories that span a longer period of time.

You didn't see that shuttle sweep in and pick him and Jyn up?  Perhaps it will be easier to see in the special edition.

Honestly...this sounds like a great idea!  Lots of potential.
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Re: Disney Announces Cassian Andor TV Series
« Reply #4 on: November 8, 2018, 10:57 PM »
I just wanna see that asteroid city from the opening with Cassian and that spy he killed.

I thing it is one of the most interesting planet location designs ever in the series and it was a blip on the radar haha.
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Re: Disney Announces Cassian Andor TV Series
« Reply #5 on: November 9, 2018, 09:16 AM »
The way Rogue One established more of the Rebellion prior to the Battle of Yavin was really interesting.  And I agree, the Ring of Kafrene was a pretty interesting location. 

Seeing Cassian build up that relationship with a source like Tivik would be cool.  And incorporating characters like Mon Mothma, Bail Organa, and others on the Rebel Alliance council would build on the depth of the project.  But I really want to see how he "acquires" K-2SO.  That will be fantastic to see!

From a story perspective there are lots of places to go.  In RO Cassian said to Jyn that he's been in the fight since he was 6 years old.  Was that during the Clone Wars?  Clearly the show can't go that far back.  But if the show is talking about the formative years of the Rebellion, will it take on how rebel cells banded together to form the Alliance?  It might be too much to ask if the Ghost crew might have some kind of crossover with this series.
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Re: Disney Announces Cassian Andor TV Series
« Reply #6 on: November 9, 2018, 09:30 AM »
Really liked the character, looking forward to this one.
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Re: Disney Announces Cassian Andor TV Series
« Reply #7 on: November 9, 2018, 11:04 AM »
Could we see a live action Hera Syndulla??
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Re: Disney Announces Cassian Andor TV Series
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2018, 09:22 AM »
Along the same lines as what Matt mentioned, the whole spy/espionage angle could potentially open this series up for some crossover with Rebels.  Specifically, I’m wondering if Fulcrum will be a plot line in this show.  A live action Ahsoka Tano is something that a significant segment of fandom seem to want to see. 
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Re: Disney Announces Cassian Andor TV Series
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2018, 10:20 AM »
Once we see casting news, I wonder how long it will take for someone to speculate about Grand Admiral Thrawn?
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