Disney Plus' Rogue One series adds Stellan Skarsgard and Kyle Soller to cast

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The Star Wars: Rogue One spin-off series set to air on Disney Plus has added two new actors to its cast: Stellan Skarsgard and Kyle Soller.

Variety reports that the pair are currently in "final negotiations" to appear in the series, which will take place before the events of Rogue One and centre on Rebel agent Cassian Andor. Diego Luna will reprise his role as Andor alongside Alan Tudyk, who will once again be voicing K-2SO.

Rogue One co-writer Tony Gilroy is said to be writing the pilot episode of the series as well as directing a number of episodes. Disney had reportedly been planning a 2021 premiere for the series, but for reasons that probably don't need naming, that timeframe is now less than certain.

Skarsgard's acting credits date back to the '70s, but most recently you'll recognize him as Boris Shcherbina in the 2019 HBO series, Chernobyl. He also played astrophysicist Erik Selvig in Thor and The Avengers. You'll be able to catch Skarsgard as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen in Denis Villeneuve's remake of the sci-fi classic Dune.

Soller most recently appeared in HBO's Brexit and the animated series 101 Dalmatian Street. Should he land the Rogue One prequel part, it will be his most prominent role to date.

It hasn't been revealed what roles the two actors will play, nor has the series been officially titled. We're still early in development, so we'll likely be filling you in on those details and more as they come across our desks.

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Jordan Gerblick

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar's west coast Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.