Star Wars: Cassian Andor series to start filming this year

Photo: Diego Luna is Cassian Andor in ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.
Photo: Diego Luna is Cassian Andor in ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved. /

The Cassian Andor Star Wars live-action series will begin filming this year. It’s about time!

It might just a little bit more work, but the Star Wars Cassian Andor series is expected to start filming this year.

The star of the series, Diego Luna, revealed the news in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.

He told ET:

"“Yes, we are doing it. We are doing it this year,” he told ET while promoting season two of his Netflix series, Narcos: Mexico. “It’s happening, and I’m getting ready for it.”"

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So far, the one Disney+ Star Wars original series has been a success. The character affectionately known as Baby Yoda took social media by storm and has become many fans favorite go-to meme.

Unfortunately, when it comes to live-action series not named The Mandalorian, we have only seen delays. The Rogue One prequel series was supposed to start filming last year. It hasn’t yet. The Obi-Wan Kenobi series was to start filming sooner rather than later, but even that saw a delay.

However, the delays seem to stem around the scripts. Lucasfilm is trying to put together good scripts for the series and have others coming in to work on them.

In the case of the Cassian Andor series, Lucasfilm brought in Tony Gilroy who worked on Rogue One as well. According to a report by Variety, he’s also expected to direct multiple episodes.

Perhaps this news from Luna means we are finally getting closer to a new series.

It’s an interesting concept because as Luna points out to ET, we already know how his story ends. But the ending isn’t the important part. It’s the journey.

Even though we have to wait for this series until likely 2021, Disney+ is giving us plenty of content in the meantime. The Mandalorian Season 1 is still available to stream with Season 2 coming out in October. The Clone Wars Season 7 is also scheduled to premiere later this month.

It might take some work to get there, but we eventually – hopefully – get these series.

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