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Star Wars: Rogue One prequel series is apparently shooting this year

Diego Luna says he's "getting ready" to work on the Disney Plus show.

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Diego Luna played Cassian Andor in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and will reprise the role in the Disney Plus prequel series that he says is shooting in 2020.

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Shooting on the Obi-Wan Disney Plus series may have been delayed until 2021, but Cassian Andor's rebel adventures will seemingly film this year. Diego Luna, who played the spy in 2016's Star Wars spinoff Rogue One, told Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday that he's "getting ready" to start work on the character's prequel show for Disney's streaming service

"Yes, we are doing it. We are doing it this year," he said. "I can't wait. It is really cool to tell a story where you already know the ending." 

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The actor, who was promoting the second season of the Netflix show Narcos: Mexico, told ET that he's read some scripts but knows "very little" about the Star Wars series. We know it'll take place in the early days of the rebellion against the Galactic Empire, and reunite Luna with Alan Tudyk, who played reprogrammed Imperial security droid K2SO in Rogue One.

Tony Gilroy, who co-wrote Rogue One and directed its reshoots, is writing the pilot and directing multiple episodes, Variety reported last October, with The Americans executive producer Stephen Schiff serving as showrunner. It's scheduled to premiere in 2021. 

Disney Plus' first live-action Star Wars show, The Mandalorian, took the internet by storm when it kicked off last November, mostly because of the viral sensation known as Baby Yoda. The seventh season of beloved CGI animated series The Clone Wars begins on Feb. 21, with the Obi-Wan show to shoot in 2021.

Neither Disney nor Lucasfilm immediately responded to requests for comment.

First published Feb. 12, 4:50 a.m. PT.
Updated at 5:37 a.m. PT: Adds more detail.