EXCLUSIVE: Chernobyl and Its dark materials actor Robert Emms has joined the cast of Lucasfilm and Disney + Thief one derivative series Andor, which is currently filming in the UK.
The action-adventure series centers around the character of Cassian Andor (Diego Luna, reprising his role from the film) before the events of Thief one at the start of the rebellion against the Empire.
Along with Luna are also Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgard, Fiona Shaw and Kyle Soller.
Toby Haynes is the lead director of the 12-episode first season, which is slated to launch in 2022. Ben Caron and Susanna White will also direct the episodes. Writers include Stephen Schiff and Tony Gilroy. Filming is slated to end this summer.
Neal Scanlan has been a part of the creature and droid effects of the show after doing the same for all of the Disney movies. Star wars movies including Rogue One.
Filming also began this month in the UK on Disney’s Obi wan kenobi series with Ewan McGregor.
Emms, who has a supporting role in Andor, is best known for television series, especially Atlantis, Happy valley, Chernobyl, Its dark materials and Clean. Features include Battle horse, Apostasy and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.