‘Star Wars’: Adria Arjona Lands Lead Role In Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor Series

Adria Arjona has joined the Disney Plus Star Wars series focusing on Diego Luna's Cassian Andor.

Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor series has found its female lead as 6 Underground and Pacific Rim Uprising star Adria Arjona has joined the Star Wars project.

Deadline reports that Adria Arjona is set to appear opposite Diego Luna in the Cassian Andor series coming to the Disney Plus streaming service. The identity of Arjona’s character is a mystery. The actress joins cast that also includes Alan Tudyk, Denise Gough, Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgard and Kyle Soller.

Tony Gilroy, who co-wrote Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and handled the film’s much-discussed reshoots, is showrunning the Cassian Andor series, working with Stephen Schiff. Gilroy is also directing multiple episodes of the Rogue One spin-off series, including its pilot.

The Cassian Andor series will be set five years before the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story during the early days of the rebellion. Full story details on the series are under wraps, though the project has been described as a “spy thriller.”

Here is the official synopsis for Rogue One:

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band 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.

Directed by Gareth Edwards from a screenplay co-written by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy based on a story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta, Rogue One stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is now available on Digital HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Diego Luna, Adria Arjona and the upcoming Cassian Andor series, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Source: Deadline

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

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