When Disney launches its upcoming streaming service, don’t expect Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor series to launch with it. A new report claims the upcoming show won’t begin production until late 2019, which means fans shouldn’t expect it to air until 2020 at the earliest.
According to Production Weekly, the Star Wars show will enter production in October of this year, with no word on when Lucasfilm wants everything wrapped up. The show is expected to take place before the events of Rogue One, when Luna’s Cassian Andor was first introduced.
The show has been previously described as a spy thriller that will explore “tales filled with espionage and daring missions.”
“I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made throughout the journey,” Luna said of his time working on Rogue One. “We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply.
Before the Cassian Andor is completed, Star Wars fans will be treated to a show titled The Mandalorian, which should be available when Disney+ launches this fall.