‘Star Wars’ Spinoff Series Based on ‘Rogue One’ Character Headed to Disney Streaming Service

There’s a new ‘Star Wars’ series headed to the Disney+ streaming service starring Diego Luna in a role he originated in ‘Rogue One’…

The ‘Star Wars’ universe is continuing to expand at Disney.

On Thursday, a new ‘Star Wars’ spinoff series was announced that will star Diego Luna reprising the role he played in ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ with the show set to air on the new Disney+ streaming service launching in 2019.

Luna will reprise his role as Cassian Andor — a rebel spy during the earliest days of the Rebellion against the Galactic Empire — with the show set before the events of ‘Rogue One’.

“Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me,” Luna said in a statement. “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 new ‘Star Wars’ series is described as a ‘spy thriller’ that will ‘explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire’.

Production in the new ‘Star Wars’ spinoff series is expected to start in 2019.

This is just the latest addition to the growing lineup of original programming that will happen on the new Disney+ streaming service that is being set up as a rival to Netflix, Hulu and other major streaming services.

The Diego Luna led ‘Star Wars’ series joins ‘The Mandalorian’ — another ‘Star Wars’ spinoff that’s currently being developed by writer and director Jon Favreau for the same Disney+ streaming service.

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