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Cassian Andor Disney Plus Series Adds Genevieve O’Reilly, Denise Gough – Variety

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The untitled Cassian Andor collection at Disney Plus is continuous to construct out its forged.

Selection has confirmed that each Denise Gough and Genevieve O’Reilly have joined the present, which is able to function a prequel to the movie “Rogue One.” O’Reilly will reprise the function of Mon Motha, whom she performed in “Rogue One,” whereas the main points of Gough’s character are being saved beneath wraps. Each actresses appeared within the movie “The Child Who Would Be King.”

Gough is a two-time Olivier Award winner and a Tony nominee. Her display screen credit embody “A Darkish Place” and “Juliet, Bare.” She was additionally forged within the “Sport of Thrones” prequel pilot that in the end didn’t transfer ahead at HBO. She is repped by UTA within the U.S. and Impartial Expertise Group within the U.Ok.

Along with showing in “Rogue One,” O’Reilly voiced Mon Mothma within the animated collection “Star Wars Rebels.” Her different credit embody “Glitch,” “Tin Star,” and “Banished.” She is repped by United Brokers.

It was beforehand introduced that Diego Luna would return as Andor, whereas Alan Tudyk will as soon as once more play Ok-2SO, Andor’s droid sidekick. Selection solely reported final week that each Stellan Skarsgard and Kyle Soller have additionally been forged.

As well as, Tony Gilroy is now formally the showrunner on the collection, taking on for Stephen Schiff. Selection solely reported on Gilroy’s involvement with the present final October, at which period he was stated to be working alongside Schiff. Gilroy is credited because the co-writer on “Rogue One,” having supervised in depth reshoots of the movie that went on to gross over $1 billion worldwide.

Disney had beforehand indicated the present would debut in 2021, however it’s unknown if the latest industry-wide shutdown triggered however he COVID-19 pandemic will alter the premiere. Identical goes for a manufacturing begin date, which remains to be unknown because of the pandemic.

The present focuses on Insurgent agent Andor previous to the occasions of “Rogue One” within the early days of the Rebel towards the Empire. The present had been described as a “spy thriller” when plans for it have been first revealed.

“The Mandalorian” was the primary “Star Wars” live-action collection, which debuted on Disney Plus at launch on November. There are a number of different such reveals in growth, together with an Obi-Wan Kenobi collection starring Ewan McGregor. Selection reported on Wednesday that “Russian Doll” co-creator Leslye Headland is presently growing a female-centric “Star Wars” collection as effectively.

The Hollywood Reporter first broke this information.

(Pictured: Genevieve O’Reilly, left; Denise Gough, proper)

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