Adria Arjona is going rogue…
The 28-year-old Puerto Rican and Guatemalan actress will star opposite Diego Luna in Disney+’s Star Wars series, which is based on the Cassian Andor character Luna played in the 2016 spinoff film Rogue One.
Denise Gough, Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgard and Kyle Soller have also joined the cast.
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Tony Gilroy, who co-wrote Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is set to write the pilot for the series in addition to directing multiple episodes. He is also serving as series show-runner.
The untitled show focuses on Rebel agent Andor prior to the events of Rogue One in the early days of the Rebellion against the Empire. The show had been described as a “spy thriller” when plans for it first were revealed last year. It was also previously announced that Luna would return as Andor, while Alan Tudyk is set to reprise his role as K-2SO, Andor’s droid sidekick.
Still no word on which character Arjona will portray.
Following the huge success of The Mandalorian, Disney+ has ramped its development on other Star Wars series, which include this one, a second season of The Mandalorian and a series focused on young Obi Wan-Kenobi with Ewan McGregor reprising the role.
Arjona’s breakout role came on Legendary’s Pacific Rim: Uprising, where she co-starred opposite John Boyega and Scott Eastwood. She followed that up with key roles in Life of the Party, Triple Frontier and most recently in the Michael Bay action pic, 6 Underground.