“The Americans” executive producer Stephen Schiff will serve as showrunner on the upcoming “Rogue One” prequel series for Disney+.
Schiff, a writer-producer on the acclaimed FX drama for five seasons, will write and showrun the untitled live-action series, which will see Diego Luna reprise his role from the 2015 movie “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”
Announced earlier this month and set to go into production next year, the series will follow the adventures of rebel spy Cassian Andor (Luna) during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of “Rogue One.”
The project is one of two series in the “Star Wars” universe currently in the works for the upcoming streaming service.
Jon Favreau will helm the other live-action series, “The Mandalorian,” which follows a Boba Fett-like character in the time period between “Return of the Jedi” and “The Force Awakens.” Pedro Pascal, Nick Nolte and Gina Carano are set to star, with Bryce Dallas Howard, Taika Waititi, Rick Famuyiwa, Deborah Chow and Dave Filoni on board to direct.
Released in December 2016, the Gareth Edwards-helmed “Rogue One” was the first of the “Star Wars” standalone films, set just before the events in the original “Star Wars” movie, “A New Hope.” Luna starred alongside Felicity Jones as the leaders of a group of unlikely heroes who band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star.
The movie opened to $155 million and grossed over $1 billion worldwide.
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