Back in 2019, Disney announced a Rogue One spin-off series for Disney+ that would be a prequel to “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” The show would see Diego Luna reprise his role as Rebel Cassian Andor and his sidekick, a reprogrammed Imperial droid named K-2SO (performed and voiced by Alan Tudyk), would also return. Now, there are new reports saying the former Empire droid will not be appearing in the series…at least not initially.
The news comes from Alan Tudyk himself during a recent interview with Collider where he revealed that he will not appear in Andor:
“They’re shooting it right now, I’m not in it. But, if it stays on the air, stories keep getting told, I’ll end up in there.”
Tudyk went on to say:
“I’m going to be in the show. It’s just that the story that Tony [Gilroy] is telling doesn’t involve K-2SO until later on… I can’t be too specific, but I can definitely say that I’m not going to be in the first season.”
Back in September, it was reported that “Black Mirror” director Toby Haynes had been tapped to direct the first three episodes of the upcoming “Andor” series on Disney+. He replaced Tony Gilroy who directed “Rogue One,” however Gilroy is still very much involved with the series as executive producer and show runner.
“Andor” follows the adventures of Rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion five years prior to the events of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” 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.
Previously announced cast includes Deigo Luna (Andor), Genevieve O’Reilly (Mon Mothma), Jimmy Smits (Bail Organa), and Alistair Petrie (General Draven).
Newcomers to the series in currently unknown roles include Adria Arjona (6 Underground), Stellan Skarsgard (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Good Will Hunting), Denise Gough (Collett, Angels in America), and Kyle Soller (Anna Karenina, The Titan).
“Andor” will reportedly consist of 12 episodes and debut on Disney+ sometime in 2022.