‘Rogue One’ Prequel ‘Cassian Andor’ Casts Adria Arjona In Lead Role Opposite Diego Luna

While the future of the Star Wars franchise remains clouded in mystery, we do know that Disney+ is going to be a big part of it. And one of the many shows being developed for the streamer is Cassian Andor, a prequel to Rogue One that returns Diego Luna as the Rebellion intelligence officer. And now with Lucasfilm confirming the previously-revealed cast and adding one more lead role, the series inches closer to reality.

Deadline reports Adria Arjona has taken a lead role in Cassian Andor, although it’s unclear the details on her character. She joins Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk, the latter reprising his voice role as droid K-2SO, plus the previously-announced Denise Gough, Genevieve O‚ÄôReilly, Stellan Skarsgard and Kyle Soller.

Considering the way Rogue One shook out, it’s obvious why Cassian Andor is a prequel series. However, it does pose some interesting questions as to what stories will be pursued, and what their impact to the Star Wars universe as a whole will be.

Arjona had her first big break in HBO’s True Detective, then went on to star in The Belko Experiment, 6 Underground, Pacific Rim: Uprising, and Triple Frontier. She has a lead role coming up in Sony’s Spider-Man spinoff, Morbius.

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