Who is Cassian Andor? Diego Luna's character set to star in 'Andor' as 'Star Wars' universe grows

Perhaps he was one the greatest spies who ever lived in the 'Star Wars' universe.

Who is Cassian Andor? Diego Luna's character set to star in 'Andor' as 'Star Wars' universe grows
Diego Luna as Cassian Andor (Disney+)
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'Andor' is the latest piece of 'Star Wars' content set to debut on Disney+ in September. The live-action series follows the adventures of Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) during the rise of the Rebellion between the events of 'Revenge of the Sith' and 'A New Hope'. The character was first introduced in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' which revealed how the Rebellion got their hands on the Death Star plans in 'A New Hope'.

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Per Techradar, the synopsis reads, "Andor is a prequel to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, a spy story focusing on the exploits of intelligence operative Cassian Andor." Previously, it was revealed that the series will be set five years before the events of 'Rogue One', essentially it's set prior to the destructive battle that shatters the Death Star in 'Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.'

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Who is Diego Luna's Cassian Andor?

Born on the planet Fest in 26BBY, Cassian Jeron Andor (Luna) grew up during the tumultuous Clone Wars and was orphaned at an early age. He was part of the insurrectionist cell that was backed during the wars until the Empire tasted victory. Soon after Andor joined groups that went against the Empire and later was formally recruited to join the Rebel Alliance. The prequel will follow Andor's mission to gain some valuable ground on the Empire, and per a StarWars.com feature, the 12-episode series is dubbed a 'tense thriller' and is perhaps one of the darker shows from the franchise.

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While Andor eventually dies in Scarif, it remains to be seen if the series shows the death sequence, or just looks at Andor's life and how formidable he was to the Rebellion. While his death is looked at as tragic, it also showed the terrible horrors of war and the sacrifices that are necessary for the greater good.

'Andor' releases September 21 on Disney+

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