Diego Luna has provided relief for fans who have been eagerly awaiting news on the Cassian Andor spinoff series, based on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The star revealed that the series will film this year, going on to premiere on Disney Plus. There are only a handful of new Star Wars series coming to the platform after The Mandalorian, so hopes are high for this one.

Indeed, Disney Plus is hoping that the Rogue One spinoff achieves similar success to that seen with its first Mandalorian season, with the same happening for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.

Rogue One shows Cassian as a rebel fighter who is in charge of a small team tasked with getting Death Star plans from the Empire. However, the whole crew dies in the Battle of Scarif.

This means that the series will be set before these events, focusing on Cassian and a droid called K-2SO, voiced by Alan Tudyk.

Luna spoke about the plans in an ET exclusive, saying that he is excited about the project and is currently getting ready for it.

He said: ‘It is a different approach because of the beauty and it’s how things happen. It’s not just what happens. It’s not the typical way of approaching a story. It’s about how things happen, which in fact, is the same that happened in Rogue One. You know the ending, but you don’t know how it happened, and we have that challenge in front of us again, which is exciting.’

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