Diego Luna's ROGUE ONE Character Is Getting His Very Own TV Show

Diego Luna starred alongside Felicity Jones in new Rogue One A Star Wars Story.                  Lucasfilm

Diego Luna starred alongside Felicity Jones in new Rogue One A Star Wars Story. Lucasfilm

Luna, who will next be seen in Netflix's Narcos: Mexico, has signed on to reprise the role of Andor.

Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger revealed the name of the service during a live audio call earlier this week, saying that Disney+ is scheduled to launch in the USA in late 2019.

In his own statement, Luna said that a TV series format would allow him to "explore this character more deeply". The company has also tapped Jon Favreau to write and executive produce another "Star Wars" TV series titled "The Mandalorian", which centers on a "lone gunfighter" and his adventures in the far reaches of the galaxy.

Disney have said that they hope the service will be on the market next year. Disney CEO Bob Iger announced the name during the company earnings call Thursday.

One thing the announcement didn't include was an exact proposed launch date. According to Variety, the show has been described as a "rousing spy thriller" and will occur during the early years of the Rebellion. The "Rogue One" prequel is set to begin production late 2019, so I imagine it will be likely debut in 2020, after "The Mandalorian", the series now in production under the guidance of John Favreau. Tom Hiddleston will be returning to the MCU to play Loki on the Disney+ show.

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The company also announced that Lucasfilm is developing a second live-action series that will follow “the adventures of Rebel spy Cassian Andor”.

That certainly bodes well for both the Loki show and all the others, and with reports saying that each one will have a sizable budget at its disposal, too, it seems as if the Mouse House is really going all-in on their new streaming service.

Disney will give investors a first look at the Disney+ app and its programming at a conference in April.

'Disney's big beat on expectations is great news for the company which is getting ready to take on competitors in the video-streaming business who are taking away ad dollars and consumers, ' Mr Anwar said.

All in all, Disney has primed itself to offer some stiff competition to the dominant streaming service in Netflix. For example, we know that a show about Captain America's two bros, Falcon and Winter Soldier, is in the works.

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