Disney+’s Cassian Andor series adds Adria Arjona
The cast for the highly-anticipated Disney+ series focused on Rogue One‘s Cassian Andor has expanded its cast with the addition of Adria Arjona (6 Underground, Morbius), who joins previously cast Diego Luna, Stellan Skarsgård, Genevieve O’Reilly, Denise Gough and Kyle Soller, according to Deadline.
While character details for Gough and Arjona’s roles are currently being kept under wraps, O’Reilly is set to return to her role of Republic senator and co-founder and leader of the Rebel Alliance Mon Mothma after first appearing in Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith in a non-speaking role and then a more prominent supporting turn in Rogue One. She was also voiced by O’Reilly in Star Wars Rebels and Kath Soucie in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Tony Gilroy, who directed the reshoots for Rogue One, reportedly rewrote the pilot episode for the series and will also direct several episodes. Stephen Schiff (The Americans) was to serve as the series’ showrunner before leaving the series, but sources report that Schiff has since returned and is working with Gilroy to develop the project.
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.
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.
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