Adria Arjona To Join Diego Luna On Cassian Andor Series
The second season of The Mandalorian looms ever-larger on the horizon. And Star Wars fans continue to hear about another series: “Cassian Andor.”
Today, in an exclusive, Deadline reported that Adria Arjona will join the show’s ensemble.
Justin Kroll posted:
- Adria Arjona is set to star opposite Diego Luna in Disney Plus’ Star Wars series based on the Cassian Andor character Luna played in the 2016 spinoff film Rogue One. Denise Gough, Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgard, and Kyle Soller also are on board…
- Tony Gilroy, who co-wrote Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is set to write the pilot for the series in addition to directing multiple episodes. He is also serving as series show-runner…
- Arjona breakout role came on Legendary’s Pacific Rim: Uprising, where she co-starred opposite John Boyega and Scott Eastwood…
Diego Luna Talks About “Cassian Andor”
Speaking recently on “Pan y Circo” (and as quoted by The Guardian), Diego Luna said production is not yet underway on the series.
The global health crisis temporarily derailed the production, but Luna says that, while things are getting back on track with the series, he feels that the pandemic has changed his perspective.
“Shooting is starting around the world, so slowly we’re going back, but there’s no rush. To me, what this pandemic brought to my attention is that there [are] priorities. We have to be cautious and we have to be wise on when and how to go back.
“And the how is the most important, because if we go back to be who we were, we’ve wasted our opportunity, we wasted a major opportunity of rethinking and reinventing much of the stuff we believed was crucial and essential that clearly is not.”
The Premise Of The Disney+
A reminder, Deadline added of the Disney+ Cassian Andor series:
The untitled show focuses on Rebel agent Andor prior to the events of Rogue One in the early days of the Rebellion against the Empire. The show had been described as a “spy thriller” when plans for it first were revealed last year.
Doesn’t sound so bad to me!