New faces have been added to the Star Wars Rogue One prequel series. Looks like the show is starting to take shape for Disney+.
The upcoming Disney+ Star Wars Rogue One spinoff series has added Stellan Skarsgard and Kyle Soller to the cast.
Variety confirmed the news on Thursday (April 16) and claimed both of the actors are in final negotiations for their yet to be announced roles. A representative for Disney did not comment on the new report.
Skarsgard and Soller will join Diego Luna, who played Cassian Andor in the original Rogue One film. The actors will star in the series that is based on Andor’s rebel agent adventures that take place prior to the events of the film. The show has been reportedly been dubbed an action series, along the lines of a “spy thriller.”
Aside from Luna’s return, Alan Tudyk will once again voice K-2SO, Andor’s droid sidekick in the untitled show. Rogue One co-writer, Tony Gilroy, will write the series’ pilot and is set to direct numerous episodes with show runner Stephen Schiff.
Disney previously hinted that the show will be slated for 2021, however, with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it is unknown if the start of filming or the release date will be pushed back.
Along with the untitled Rogue One spinoff series, Disney will also be releasing a second season of The Mandalorian. The streaming platform will also create a series that focuses on Obi Wan-Kenobi’s beginnings with Ewan McGregor returning to the role of the younger master jedi. Joby Harold is set to write for the show.
Movie fans will recognize Skarsgard from his roles in Good Will Hunting, Mamma Mia!, and most recently, the mini-series Chernobyl, which also earned him an Emmy nomination. Soller starred in the animated 101 Dalmatian Street series
You can watch The Mandalorian Season 1 on Disney+ now.