Disney announced today that it has developed a second live action show for Star Wars for its upcoming, newly-named Disney + streaming video platform, with actor Diego Luna playing the role of rebel alliance pioneer Cassian Andor plays.
Andor was a key figure in Standalone 2016 . Rogue One: A Star Wars story. He played one of the Rebel Alliance spies, who helped relay the plans for the Death Star to his compatriots before he died on the planet Scarif and launched the events of A New Hope . In the announcement, Luna noted that he was looking forward to repeating the character and that "this exciting new format will give us a chance to explore this character in more detail." Disney also confirmed that it is developing a Loki-based series of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Tom Hiddleston, who is to repeat his role.
The show is the second live action television series for Disney's streaming platform. Earlier this fall, Lucasfilm announced The Mandalorian a 1
It's no surprise that Disney is working on another live action Star Wars for Disney + – there are several shows in the works of Disney's daughter Marvel Entertainment, and it is noted that Netflix Iron Fist  – or at least the character – could skip the jump. Lucasfilm has also done some work by leading Rogue One – the animated show Star Wars Rebels to the film, and the film had some allusions to the show. A show on Cassian would certainly add to the great story that preceded A New Hope which highlighted not only its background story but also the history of the burgeoning rebel alliance. Lucasfilm and Disney are also in a period of re-evaluating how they approach the Star Wars franchise. More recently, work on a stand-alone Boba Fett movie has turned in favor of Jon Favreau's live action in Star Wars The Mandalorian while Disney boss Bob Iger felt that fans were using it A film should "slow down" when it comes to the pace of Star Wars films. But while they've paused on certain films, it seems their television efforts are still going on.
Disney undoubtedly wants its streaming service to open with a bang, meaning that it is being summoned with as much responsive content as it can produce. Star Wars and Marvel shows will most likely encourage fans to save money on signing up, with companies like Amazon, Hulu and Netflix already dominating the room.