‘Rogue One’ Prequel Series Starring Diego Luna in the Works for Disney Streaming Service

Bob Iger also confirms Loki miniseries starring Tom Hiddleston for the newly named Disney+

Last Updated: November 8, 2018 @ 2:16 PM

Disney and Lucasfilm are in development on a “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” prequel series starring Diego Luna for its upcoming streaming service.

The series, which is set to go into production next year, follows the adventures of rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” Disney CEO Bob Iger announced the series in the company’s earnings call on Thursday.

“Going back to the ‘Star Wars’ universe is very special for me,” Luna said in a statement following the announcement. “I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made throughout the journey. We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply.”

The project continues the trend of Disney’s successful film franchise being adapted for the newly named Disney+ streaming service. The “Rogue One” project joins “The Mandalorian,” a live-action “Star Wars” series from Jon Favreau.

As previously reported, the company is also in development on a number of Marvel spinoff miniseries starring characters from the “Avengers” franchise, including Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch, Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier and Anthony Mackie’s Falcon. Iger confirmed the existence of the Loki project on Thursday’s call.

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.