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Forest Whitaker to Return As Saw Gerrera in Disney+ ‘Andor’ Series

Forest Whitaker will reportedly reprise his role as Saw Gerrera in the Rogue One prequel series “Andor.”  The news was revealed in a recent interview with Stellan Skarsgard on a local Swedish radio station Sverige Radio.

During the interview, the “Andor” star accidentally slipped that he had some “juicy scenes” with Rogue One actor Forest Whitaker while filming the Disney+ series. Skarsgard went on to say that he shared at least two good scenes with Whitaker.

Forest Whitaker played Saw Gerrera in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but the character who plays a pivotal role in the early days of the Rebellion, has appeared in other Star Wars series like Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars: Rebels, and Star Wars: The Bad Batch.

“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 Diego Luna, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgard, Fiona Shaw, Kyle Soller and Robert Emms.

Ben Caron and Susanna White are directing the project.   Writers include Stephen Schiff and Tony Gilroy.

Filming is currently underway in the United Kingdom and slated to finish this summer. “Andor” will reportedly consist of 12 episodes and debut on Disney+ sometime in 2022.

Source: The Direct

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