\'Star Wars: Rogue One\' Spinoff Series Lands On Disney\'s New Streaming Service

Diego Luna will reprise his role as rebel intelligence officer Cassian Andor for a new spinoff series of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."(Photo: Lucasfilm)

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Rebellions are built on hope, and Disney has plenty of it for its new streaming service. 

The Mouse House announced Thursday that Lucasfilm is developing a live-action series for the forthcoming Disney+ that's based on "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," the 2016 sci-fi juggernaut that raked in more than $1 billion worldwide. 

The prequel series, described as a "rousing spy thriller," will follow the daring missions of rebel spy Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), ally to criminal-turned-soldier Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), during the formative years of the Empire. Luna will reprise his film role in the series, which starts production next year, although no additional casting has been announced. 

The "Rogue" spinoff marks the second "Star Wars" series Disney has in development for its Disney+ platform, which launches in late 2019 and will include previously released Disney movies and new Marvel shows.

In February, it was announced that Disney stablemate Jon Favreau ("The Jungle Book," "Iron Man") will write and executive produce a live-action show set in a galaxy far, far away, which he later revealed will be titled "The Mandalorian." 

Disney's next big-screen "Star Wars: Episode IX" hits theaters in December 2019. 

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Source : https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2018/11/08/star-wars-rogue-one-spinoff-lands-disney-plus-new-streaming-service/1935218002/

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