Disney+ adds a show about Cassian Andor to its future lineup

Diego Luna starred alongside Felicity Jones in new Rogue One A Star Wars Story.                  Lucasfilm

Perhaps one of the most highly anticipated is Jon Favreau's upcoming live-action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, which according to Iger, isn't the only live action Star Wars series in development at Disney+.

The show is one of several ambitious series coming to Disney's Netflix challenger, which it has christened Disney+.

Iger also said Disney is developing a new series based around Marvel comic book villain Loki, starring British actor Tom Hiddleston.

Luna said in a statement that the format would be a chance to "explore this character more deeply". Other new programs based on Pixar's Monsters Inc. and Disney Channel's High School Musical will also be streamed on Disney+.

Luna will reprise his role as rebel spy Cassian Andor, the cocky daredevil who helped Felicity Jones' Jyn Erso steal the Death Star plans in the hit 2016 movie.

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Over the past few months, Disney has teased quite an impressive slate for its new streaming service which includes a handful of original movies and television series. The show does not yet have a release date.

The spy thriller series will explore tales of espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire.

Jon Favreau is now hard at work on The Mandalorian, but we still don't know who will be running things with this new untitled Cassian Andor series. "And if the company's box office receipts for films like "Infinity War" and "The Last Jedi" are anything to go by, Disney will be putting up some pretty formidable competition when Disney+ does arrive next year".

Most of you know I am a Star Wars junkie, but I truly do believe this show has a lot of potential to be both innovative and stay true to the Franchise. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

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