Alan Tudyk joins Disney+ live-action Star Wars series


Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor is going to have some sassy droid company on Disney+. Alan Tudyk has signed on to reprise his Star Wars role as K-2SO.

Fans of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story have reason to get even more excited about the upcoming live-action series featuring Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor. Disney has announced that Alan Tudyk, who voiced and performed the motion-capture for the role of Cassian’s droid companion K-2SO in the film, will be returning to play the character in the Disney+ series. Tudyk’s Twitter response to the announcement was perfectly in-character.

K-2 was an Imperial droid who was reprogrammed by Cassian to serve the Rebel Alliance. Somehow the reprogramming gave K-2 a caustic sense of humor and poor lying skills, though the droid was loyal to a fault, as we saw in the final act of Rogue One. Considering what an intrinsic part K-2 played in Cassian’s backstory, Tudyk’s addition to the series is a welcome one. K-2 and Cassian shared a memorable relationship on-screen as a snarky duo who were the epitome of ‘can’t live with each other, but can’t live without each other’.

Tudyk can currently be heard – and occasionally seen – on DC Universe’s Doom Patrol as the villainous Mr. Nobody.

The Star Wars series is scheduled to begin filming this year with a potential release in 2021. also confirmed that The Americans producer Stephen Schiff will be a showrunner and executive producer on the show. Schiff seems a good fit for the series since it will be set before the Rogue One film and follows Cassian’s journey as a rebel spy. Fans can expect a suspenseful espionage thriller with plenty of banter.

Next. Loki: Tom Hiddleston is officially reprising his role for series. dark

While Rogue One had plenty of humorous moments, the film never veered far from the darker elements of the Star Wars universe. Here’s hoping Disney+ is able to balance these disparate elements in the series.

Disney+ is set to launch in November of this year in the US. Worldwide release of the streaming service is expected to be completed within the next few years.