Disney has officially confirmed that a Rogue One: A Star Wars Story prequel TV series will be developed.
Based upon the Star Wars standalone movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Disney has officially announced that a live-action prequel TV series will be developed for the Disney streaming service. This is the second live-action TV series to be commissioned by the Mickey Mouse company.
Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian is the other live-action Star Wars TV series. The series is currently in production and is expected to be released around the same time as the Disney Streaming service, in late 2019.
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The same is to be expected of the Rogue One, prequel series. Actor Diego Luna is to reprise his role from the movie, as Cassian Andor. A Captain in the rebel alliance, Cassian was an intelligence officer who helped Jyn Erso retrieve the plans for the Death Star on the planet Scarif, which led to Luke Skywalker being able to destroy the planet killer in A New Hope.
Cassian is to be the main focus of the prequel series. Lucasfilm will produce the series with production expected to begin next year.
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This announcement shows that despite Disney putting a hold, or canceling, many of their projects, they have not put a hold on everything. With announcements that Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to begin work on Star Wars trilogy after the final season of the HBO series, and Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian in production, Star Wars fans have a lot to look forward to in the coming years once the Skywalker era comes to an end.
It also brings up the question once again, and maybe Disney is testing the waters, which is why it has greenlit another TV series, are live-action TV series the future?
What do you think about the idea of Rogue One prequel TV series? Are you more excited about this than the movies? Drop a comment below with your thoughts.