Stellan Skarsgård Set To Join Star Wars Rogue One Series

Variety reports that Stellan Skarsgård (Chernobyl) is in final negotiations to join the cast of Disney Plus’ forthcoming Star Wars spy thriller, a spin-off series from the 2016 Rogue One movie.

The series is set before the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and will follow the daring missions of Rebel agent Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) during the formative years of the Rebellion as it attempts to bring hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire.

Diego Luna previously said in a statement: “Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me. I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made throughout the journey. We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us.”

The series was originally due to premiere on Disney Plus in 2021, but current world events may frustrate those plans.