Rogue One's Diego Luna Sounds Excited To Return As Cassian Andor For Disney+ TV Series

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Now that The Mandalorian has given Star Wars fans a proper taste of the franchise's potential on TV, the future is looking mighty promising. Though details are pretty scattershot where Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone miniseries is concerned, the mood is still pleasant and anticipatory when it comes to the Rogue One prequel series centering on Diego Luna's Cassian Andor. Thankfully, Luna sounds just as pumped as anyone about the project seeing the light of day.

It's been a few years since Diego Luna's victoriously tragic portrayal of Cassian Andor for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but Disney+ got fans pumped about seeing him again with the upcoming prequel series set to premiere in 2021. Luna himself is especially pumped, saying:

I can’t wait to go back to that universe. I had so much fun. I really like Rogue One, so it’s nice to go back to that universe.

Of course, as awesome as it is to hear the actor's jubilance about getting back in the saddle (so to speak) as Cassian Andor, those comments above seem to confirm that nothing too big is happening behind the scenes yet with the still-untitled Rogue One prequel series. At least, nothing that would involve the actor's participation.

Which is probably a good thing, since Diego Luna is currently out promoting another streaming show he's on, Netflix's crime drama Narcos: Mexico. That series is heading into its second season, after having received a lot of critical acclaim for its first batch of episodes. It's technically the fifth season within the expanding Narcos franchise, and there's no telling when things will let up on that end. However, I think it's safe to say that any third season plans will have to wait until Luna has finished his space-faring adventures for Star Wars and Disney +.

To that end, during Diego Luna's interview with Variety, he was asked what he wanted to see from his character in the new Disney+ show, but he had to back away from that answer.

That’s another story. I have to finish this [Narcos: Mexico] to start that one.

The second season of Narcos: Mexico is set to hit Netflix on Friday, February 13, so one can assume that Diego Luna's promotional campaigning will be over in the near future. While that doesn't necessarily mean he'll be donning his Cassian Andor gear immediately afterward, it's coming soon!

For those who haven't yet experienced the magic that comes with a Disney+ subscription, you can click this link for a free seven-day trial to browse and stream to your heart's content. That trial will obviously run out before the Cassian Andor series gets here, though, so use your time wisely.

With no official premiere dates set just yet for the Rogue One prequel, fans should be patient as all the behind-the-scenes elements come together. While waiting, head to our Winter and Spring premiere schedule to see what else is hitting the small screen soon.

Nick Venable
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Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.