According to Variety, Stellan Skarsgard and Kyle Soller are in final negotiations to join the upcoming Cassian Andor series set for Disney+. The Star Wars spinoff series will be a prequel to 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Skarsgard is best known as Erik Selvig in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and for his critically acclaimed role in Chernobyl, which earned him an Emmy nomination. He can also be seen next in Legendary’s Dune adaptation.
Soller is primarily known on British TV shows like 101 Dalmation Street and Poldark. He was also recently seen in the HBO movie Brexit opposite Benedict Cumberbatch.
The Cassian Andor series follows the adventures of Rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Diego Luna will reprise the role of Andor, which he originated in the 2016 film. 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.
Also joining Diego Luna, is Rogue One’s Alan Tudyk who will return to reprise his role as the former Imperial enforcer droid K-2SO, who was reprogrammed to help the Rebel Alliance.
Tony Gilroy, who directed the reshoots for Rogue One, will script the show’s pilot and direct two episodes of its first season. Stephen Schaffer (The Americans) will serve as the series’ showrunner.
The currently-untitled Cassian Andor series is expected to debut on Disney+ sometime in 2021.