There’s a lot of news to get to tonight regarding Disney+, with this news coming on the eve of what figures to be a news-heavy weekend for Star Wars. And to kick things off, as part of the presentation about Disney+ this evening, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy announced that Alan Tudyk will be joining Cassian Andor on the second live-action Star Wars TV show.
The show is described as a spy thriller, and we already knew that it was coming. It’ll be a prequel to Rogue One focusing on Rebel agent Cassian Andor, and so of course it’ll likely be heavy on the spying part of the job. Many people wondered whether K-2SO, Andor’s friend and companion, would also be in the show, and this confirms it. Alan Tudyk will reprise the role of the beloved Imperial droid-turned-Rebel agent.
It was also revealed tonight by Star Wars that the show is slated for release in 2021, though a more precise release date hasn’t yet been set.
K2 was one of the biggest stars of Rogue One, as he brought a lot of humor and great moments to the film, and I’m super excited that he’ll be a part of this show. Additionally, it gives us a bit more of a look into how serious Lucasfilm and Disney are taking this project, as doing the droid raises the work a bit but will make the show much more worthwhile.
There are sure to be many interesting stories told in this series that I can’t wait to see, as it’s very interesting to tell some of these spy stories about darker sides of the Rebellion. But at the same time, just getting to see the friendship between Cassian and K2 develop will be more than worth it!