Rick Famuyiwa To Work On Upcoming Live Action 'Star Wars' Series

Disney's new streaming service, Disney+ is on the way, and with it, a bunch of exciting new content. The entertainment giant just confirmed that there is a Rogue One prequel series in the works, and Nigerian-American director, Rick Famuyiwa has been tapped to helm one of the episodes.

(Photo: The Hollywood Reporter)

The untitled prequel is one of two live-action Star Wars series in the works for Disney+, alongside Jon Favreau's The Mandalorian. Described as a "rousing spy thriller," the series will follow Cassie Andor's time with the Rebel Alliance

We got a taste of the seedy world the series will revolve around at the beginning of Rogue One, where Cassian Andor had to make the difficult decision of dispatching with one of his sources before they’re found out by Stormtroopers. 

The talented Rick Famuyiwa will be working on the series alongside a bunch of exciting directors, including Dave Filoni (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Deborah Chow (Mr. Robot) and Taika Waititi (Thor Ragnarok).

The series is set for a 2021 release, and we cannot wait. 

Star Wars: Rogue One (Photo: Disney)

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