During today’s fiscal full year and Q4 2018 earnings call with investors which featured company CEO Bob Iger providing updates on the various properties that fall under the Disney ownership umbrella, we were treated to a few big reveals. With specific interest in the Star Wars space, Iger revealed that the new 2019 Disney streaming service is officially called Disney Plus (written as Disney+). Earlier reports pegged the name as Disney Play, but were quickly shot down.
In addition, Iger announced that a brand new live-action Star Wars series focusing on Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor will be coming to the new Disney+ service! This new series, the second live-action series announced for the streaming service along with Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian, will take place before the on-screen events of director Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One standalone film. Check out the exciting announcement copied below from StarWars.com.
Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced today that Lucasfilm is in development on a second Star Wars live-action series for Disney+, the Company’s new direct-to-consumer streaming service. The series, which will 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. Diego Luna will reprise the role of Andor. “Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me,” said Luna. “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 rousing spy thriller will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire. A release date for the series has not yet been announced. Stay tuned to StarWars.com for the latest updates.