After a couple of somewhat problematic experiences when it comes to cinema (with prequels and sequels vying for the title of the most hated stage in the saga), Star Wars has found its comfort zone on television. Phenomena like Clone Wars and the rest of Dave Filoni’s series already witnessed it preventively, but without a doubt it has been the bombing of The Mandalorian that has convinced Disney that streaming is where the key to the future of the brand lies. So much so, that there are multiple projects in real action wanting to give the replica to Jon Favreau’s series.
Obi-Wan Kenobi’s solo adventure is the one that has generated the main headlines due to problems in production and the imminence of its filming (scheduled for March 2021), but it is surrounded by other projects such as the third installment of The Mandalorian. , a series with female protagonism and another starring Boba Fett whose production, theoretically, was going to begin shortly. Given that Diego Luna has personally confirmed that his own Star Wars series is going to be shot in the next few days, it’s reasonable to assume that those rumors that we learned about recently featured Cassian Andor, and not the bounty hunter.
Andor first appeared in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (then one of the few films in the series that has been widely praised in recent years) and Disney had promised it would have its own series. It would therefore be a prequel to the events of Rogue One and A New Hope exploring the early days of the Rebel Alliance, and is apparently going to be shot in London any minute. This was revealed by a Luna who had just arrived at the airport, confirming that he is “preparing the new Star Wars work.”
The untitled Cassian Andor series stars Luna, Alan Tudyk, Genevieve O’Reilly (who already appeared in Rogue One), Stellan Skarsgard and Adria Arjona, and although it has not given rise to as much news as Obi- Wan Kenobi, your production has not been a bed of roses either. In fact, and echoing what happened with Rogue One, the team had to be restructured at a premature stage of the project so that Tony Gilroy (co-writer and responsible for the reshoots of the Gareth Edwards film) assumed the role of showrunner.
The idea is that this new Disney + fiction hits streaming sometime in 2021, but the combination of mishaps with the COVID-19 crisis could lead to a later date.