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‘Rogue One’ Prequel Series Coming to Disney’s Streaming Service, Which Has Another New Name

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brian-mcgee - November 9, 2018

Inarguably the best of the four Disney Star Wars films, Rogue One is getting another shot at the spotlight, or at least one of the main characters from the film is getting that shot. Lucasfilm announced yesterday that they were in development on a series based around Diego Luna's character Captain Cassian Andor, a beleaguered member of the rebellion when we first meet him in the film.

The show will feature Luna's return to cover the time when he turned from an idealistic member of the rebellion to a jaded senior member who had to do a lot of seedy shit in the name of keeping the rebellion alive. Fans of the Star Wars prequels should love how micro the film goes on the inner political workings of both the Empire and the Rebellion. There's a lot of shady maneuvers happening on both sides and I really want this series to dig deeper into that kind of stuff.

Not only that, but this will hopefully deepen the meaning of the character's arc in the film itself. Seeing the end of his journey will carry extra weight when we've spent substantially more time with him. No word on whether or not Alan Tudyk's K2SO will be involved, but I can't imagine this story without his presence, at least in the back half of the series.

The last bit of information buried in here is that Disney's upcoming streaming service has once again changed its name. What was going to be known as DisneyPlay will now instead simply be called Disney+. Slashfilm has an interesting article about the proposed interface, and it sounds like it might be a game changer.

In the meantime, sound off about this new Star Wars TV series—which will join Jon Favreau's The Mandalorian on the newly rebranded Disney+—in the comments section below.

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