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Discussing Film have reported that the eagerly anticipated Cassian Andor series will begin filming in June, a month ahead of the Kenobi series which will also be filming here in the UK and out on location.

This news comes following the announcement that the series was almost cancelled at Disney+ until Tony Gilroy, who also worked on the extensive reshoots for ‘Rogue One’, joined the project. He will write the pilot as well as direct multiple episodes of the series with ‘The Americans’ Stephen Schaffer set to helm the series as its showrunner.

The untitled series focuses on Rebel agent Cassian Andor prior to the events of ‘Rogue One’ in the early days of the Rebellion against the Empire. The show has been described as a “spy thriller” when plans for it were first revealed last year. It was also previously announced that Alan Tudyk will reprise his role as K-2SO from ‘Rogue One’ alongside Diego Luna as Cassian Andor.

Interestingly, it appears that the series will also look back to Cassian’s earliest days when he was a child, joining the fight at a young age.

It seems we are going to see why he joined this fight at such a young age. Lucasfilm is currently eyeing to cast 9 year old and 13 year old versions of Cassian Andor. Lucasfilm is also eyeing to cast a 9 year old sister of Cassian Andor’s. If I put on my theory hat for a quick second, we can guess that Cassian’s sister potentially dies in some sort of conflict leading to him joining the Rebellion to avenge his sister.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story [Blu-ray 3D] [2017] [Region Free]
  • The disk has English audio and subtitles.
  • Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk (Actors)
  • Gareth Edwards (Director)
  • Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish (Subtitles)
  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)