It's been over a year since the Cassian Andor-centered Disney+ Rogue One spin-off series was announced, and though the series was supposed to begin filming earlier in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic caused a production shutdown that will inevitably delay the series from coming to our screens. However, with guidelines in place, it seems that productions around the world are starting back up, which means we can begin counting down to rejoining the rebellion again.
Diego Luna will be reprise his eponymous role in the new Star Wars series and will be joined by some familiar faces. We may still have a while before we get the first footage of the Rogue One show, but in the meantime, here's everything we know about Disney+'s next Star Wars TV show so far.
Additional cast members: It was announced in April that Alan Tudyk would also reprise his role as K-2SO, the former Imperial droid reprogrammed for the rebellion, and that news was confirmed on the D23 stage. Also in April, Variety broke the news that Stellan Skarsgard and Kyle Soller were also joining the cast — but as with everything Star Wars, specifics about their roles are still being kept under wraps. In August 2020, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Adria Arjona is joining the cast, though details about her character are also being kept close to the vest.
The official title: The show still doesn't have one, but Tudyk suggested on-stage that it should be called K2-Fast, K2-Furious, which honestly seems pretty great.
Premiere date: The show was expected to begin production in 2020, but it is unknown at this time whether that schedule has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Time period: The series is set before the events of Rogue One, which set up the destruction of the Death Star in the original Star Wars trilogy. It will follow Cassian's adventures as a rebel spy during the formative years of the Rebellion before Luke (Mark Hamill) ever swung a lightsaber.
Director: According to Deadline, Toby Haynes will direct the first three episodes of the spin-off, taking over for Tony Gilroy who could not make the trip to the United Kingdom for filming due to the COVID-19 pandemic.