The time period for the Star Wars prequel series focusing on Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor has been revealed.
Yesterday, it was revealed that actors Genevieve O’Reilly and Denise Gough have joined Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor series, which is set to debut on Disney Plus. O’Reilly’s inclusion in the Cassian Andor series is quite important as the actress is best known for playing Mon Mothma in the Star Wars franchise. With the Mon Mothma actress in the mix for the Star Wars prequel series, it became increasingly evident that the Cassian Andor series would take place years before Rogue One.
After the news was revealed, a post on StarWars.com revealed that the Cassian Ador series will take place five years before Rogue One. For Star Wars timeline purists, this means that the Diego Luna series takes place in 5 BBY (Before the Battle of Yavin). Of course, Rogue One set the stage for the Battle of Yavin, which took place in Star Wars: A New Hope. With this new information, we can also see that the Empire has been in power for 14 years, coming into control during Cassian Andor’s youth.
While we’ve known for quite some time that the Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor series would take place years before Rogue One, this new detail helps us understand just how much the Rebels are in their infancy. In Rogue One, Luna’s Cassian Andor touched upon some of his early exploits with the Rebellion, which we’ll hopefully get to see in the upcoming Star Wars series.
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The series stars Diego Luna as Cassian Andor, Alan Tudyk as K-2SO, Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma. Furthermore, Avengers star Stellan Skarsgard, Kyle Stoller, and Denise Gough have been cast in undisclosed roles. The Americans producer Stephen Schiff was originally on board as showrunner, but that role will now be filled by Rogue One co-writer Tony Gilroy, who will also pen the pilot in addition to directing multiple episodes.
The Cassian Andor series is currently scheduled to premiere in 2021 exclusively on Disney Plus.Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Star Wars and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel!