Genevieve O’Reilly and Denise Gough have joined the cast of the Star Wars series centered on Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor.
Lucasfilm’s plans for the Star Wars franchise included a Disney Plus series centered on Cassian Andor, the Rebel Alliance intelligence officer who led the unit responsible for stealing the Death Star plans in Rogue One. Now, The Hollywood Reporter has learned Genevieve O’Reilly and Denise Gough have joined the cast of the Rogue One prequel.
Genevieve O’Reilly will reprise her role as Mon Mothma, the politician who played a key role in forming the rebel alliance. However, details on the character portrayed by Denise Gough were not divulged.
In addition to previously portraying Mon Mothma in Rogue One and deleted scenes from Revenge of the Sith, Genevieve O’Reilly also provided the voice of the character in animated projects, including Star Wars Rebels. Denise Gough’s previous credits include the film titled The Kid Who Would Be King and her Olivier Award-winning performance in a revival of Angels in America.
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.”
The Star Wars 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 Star Wars series is currently scheduled to premiere in 2021 exclusively on Disney Plus.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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