‘Rogue One’ Spinoff Series secures The Americans writer as showrunner
Dec 1, 2018

Disney+ had enlisted a showrunner for its prequel series to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The Americans producer Stephen Schiff will oversee the series, accordingly to The Hollywood Reporter. The series stars Diego Luna as Cassian Andor, and will follow the Rebel spy during the early days of the Rebellion.

The project is scheduled to go into production next year.

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, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply,” Luna previously said.

Schiff has two Emmy nominations for best drama series during his time on the six-season espionage thriller at FX and has been behind the box office hits Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and last year’s American Assassin.

Disney+ is being positioned as a Netflix rival and is eying a 2019 launch.