Kyle Soller, Stellan Skarsgård join Disney+’s Cassian Andor series
Variety has brought word that Disney+’s upcoming Rogue One spin-off series focused on Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor is looking to expand its cast as Kyle Soller (Poldark) and Stellan Skarsgård (Chernobyl) are in final negotiations to join.
It’s unclear at this time who the two will appear as in the series, but with six weeks of pre-production having been completed before being shut down prior to global health concerns, it’s safe to say production will be able to get underway shortly after it’s over and information on their casting could soon follow.
The series will follow the adventures of rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of Rogue One. The spy thriller series will explore tales of espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire. Joining Diego Luna is Rogue One standout Alan Tudyk will return to reprise his role as the former Imperial enforcer droid K-2SO, who was reprogrammed to help the Rebel Alliance.
Tony Gilroy, who directed the reshoots for Rogue One, reportedly rewrote the pilot episode for the series. Gilroy will also direct several episodes. Stephen Schaffer (The Americans) will serve as the series’ showrunner.
In Rogue One, a group of unlikely heroes bands together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Luna starred alongside Felicity Jones in the film with Mads Mikkelsen, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Riz Ahmed, plus Forest Whitaker and Ben Mendelsohn. It remains to be seen if any of these characters will appear in the series.