It’s a pretty sweet time to be a Star Wars fan. And if you really enjoyed Rogue One (but let’s be real, who didn’t?), it’s even more so. Disney confirmed an exciting addition to their previously announced live-action Cassian Andor series yesterday. The studio confirmed that the show will now officially include Rogue One’s fan favorite character in Alan Tudyk’s K-2SO.
— Disney (@Disney) April 11, 2019
The K-2SO character is a KX-series security droid originally manufactured by the Empire, though stolen and reprogrammed by the Rebel Alliance. He’s a co-pilot and sidekick to Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor. And with Andor’s series being a prequel to Rogue One, fans were hoping and speculating that K-2SO would be along for the ride as well.
Disney has previously described the show as a “rousing spy thriller” said to focus on espionage and death defying missions with hopes of restoring order to the galaxy. It’s timetable is set during the time of the Empire’s reign, in the infancy years of the forming Rebellion.
When the series was announced, Luna expressed his excitement in returning to the character of Cassian Andor. He said, “Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me. I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made throughout the journey. We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply.”
The Cassian Andor and K-2SO Disney+ series will be led by showrunner Stephen Schiff, formerly of The Americans. He’ll also executive produce on the show.
Even though the Star Wars movies are officially slowing down, there’s still plenty to get excited about. We should be getting some new information on Star Wars: Episode 9 later today. And this weekend will give us our first good look at EA and Respawn Entertainment’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order game. The Cassian Andor and K-2SO Disney+ series will likely begin streaming at some point next year.