Thanks to the success of The Mandalorian and the fan-embraced final season of The Clone Wars, the future of Star Wars television has never been filled with more Empire-thwarting promise. One of the most anticipated Disney+ projects of any property is definitely the spinoff series focusing on Diego Luna's Cassian Andor, which will take place around five years before the events of the well-received Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. That film's success as a Star Wars spinoff, and its presence on Disney+, have helped to keep fans stoked while waiting to hear more updates.
While it's currently not clear exactly when the Cassian Andor series will arrive on Star Wars' fans streaming devices alongside The Mandalorian and possibly the Obi-Wan Kenobi project, the adventure series is still in the casting process, with Rogue One writer/director Tony Gilroy back at the helm. We're keeping an updated list of all the returning actors and actresses, as well as all the new faces entering into the franchise's canon for the impending spy thriller. Let's start off with the most obvious and necessary addition to the series, Cassian himself.
Diego Luna (Cassian Andor)
Expectedly, this Rogue One prequel tale wouldn't be complete without Cassian Andor himself, Diego Luna. The actor was one of the first to be attached to the project whenever it was announced back in 2018, which is great, since fans might have rioted over a recasting. In the years after Rogue One's 2016 release, Luna continued building up his career on the feature side, with the most headline-worthy films being the Flatliners remake and If Beale Street Could Talk, and he's now set up for the upcoming Scarface remake. Luna's most recent TV work was for Netflix's Narcos: Mexico, which he starred in for two seasons so far, with Season 2 premiering in fully in February 2020. (Drug cartels are scarier than Star Wars villains, hands down.)
Alan Tudyk (K-2SO)
Any role that Alan Tudyk takes on is one that fans end up adoring, and such was the case with Rogue One's reprogrammed Empire droid K-2SO. Thankfully, Tudyk will be returning for vocal duties and the motion-capture performance for the hulking and snarky bot. (Maybe we'll see how he and Cassian first met, too.) Following Rogue One, Tudyk's Disney career thrived with vocal roles for Ralph Breaks the Internet, Aladdin and Frozen II. Among other achievements on the small screen, Tudyk reprised the role of K-2SO for Lego Star Wars: All-Stars, finished out his own comedy creation Con Man, and flexed his comic book skills for shows like Young Justice Outsiders, Doom Patrol, Harley Quinn and The Tick.
Genevieve O'Reilly (Mon Mothma)
Rebel Alliance leader Mon Mothma's Star Wars legacy has spanned decades, covering three films and two TV shows. While Caroline Blakiston took on the role in Return of the Jedi, Genevieve O'Reilly donned the robes for Revenge of the Sith and made a surprise return in Rogue One, while also voicing the character in Star Wars Rebels. (Kath Soucie provided her voice for Mon Mothma in The Clone Wars.) O'Reilly's film output, which has been fairly light, includes appearances in The Snowman and Tolkien, though she's had regular roles on the Australian drama Glitch and the UK/Amazon Prime Video co-distributed drama Tin Star, starring Tim Roth.
Stellan Skarsgård - Unknown
The patriarch of a Swedish family of actors, Stellan Skarsgård has long been a dependable addition to any production, be it art house drama or genre-centric blockbuster. It's definitely a blessing of sorts to have him joining the Star Wars universe via the cast of the Cassian Andor series. His most recent TV work was for HBO's miniseries Chernobyl, for which he landed a Supporting Actor Emmy nomination, so this will be quite a next step, especially since he'll next be seen on the big screen in Denis Villeneuve's highly anticipated Dune remake. Skarsgård does seem to already have a good relationship with Disney, having portrayed astrophysicist Erik Selvig across four different Marvel movies, so here's hoping he'll play someone who factors heavily in Cassian Andor's main story.
Denise Gough - Unknown
An actress who is at this point more familiar to UK audiences than those in the U.S., Denise Gough will be bringing her dramatic flair to Disney+ through this Star Wars prequel series. Unfortunately, the role she'll be taking on has been kept completely under wraps to this point. Gough, who appeared with Genevieve O'Reilly in 2019's A Kid Who Would Be King, is probably best known for her work on the Showtime miniseries Guerrilla and the BBC miniseries Paula. She was also cast in HBO's Game of Thrones prequel fronted by Naomi Watts, but the network decided not to move forward with that follow-up project. Hopefully her Star Wars future makes up for that project lapsing.
Kyle Soller - Unknown
UK actor Kyle Soller's Star Wars situation is much the same as those of Stellan Skarsgård and Denise Gough, in that he landed a role in the Cassian Andor spy thriller, but everyone at Disney has kept mum about who Soller will be playing. (Hopefully one of these new cast members has some kind of ties to Felicity Jones' Jyn Erso, and allows for her to show up in some way.) Though he doesn't have very many U.S. credits to his name, Soller is known here for his work as the titular detective's son on PBS' Poldark, as well as for the HBO TV movie Brexit. He does have ties to Disney+, however, with Soller voicing the colorful standout Dante on the animated series 101 Dalmatian Street.
Hopefully fans won't be waiting too much longer before Tony Gilroy and the rest of his creative team are able to figure out a timeline for when the Cassian Andor TV show will head into production on its way to a Disney+ premiere (opens in new tab). While waiting to hear more, head to our Summer 2020 TV premiere schedule to find something to keep you busy, or head to our Disney+ in June rundown for everything hitting the streaming service soon.
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