when the copyright for the Star Wars franchise was held by George Lucas, the creator, the only series that we had on television were cartoons such as the Droids, the Ewoks and the Clone Wars to name a few. Since Disney has brought the rights to the franchise, they have not just announced one but two television series. The series won't be cartoons like before but real life series.
The first series is the Mandalorian, set after the fall of the Empire after the events of Star Wars VI - Return of the Jedi. It is about a bounty hunter/assassin who is working on the fringes of the galaxy, well away from the reaches of the remnants of the Empire or emerging First Order.
Expect to see a few Stormtroopers but don't expect any familiar faces, after all both Darth Vader and Palpatine are both dead. The lead character is played by Pedro Pascal, a Chilean born American actor, famous for appearing in Game of Thrones and the Kingsman 2 film.
For those that don't know what a Mandalorian is, a Mandalorian is a person from the planet of Mandalore in the Outer Rim. The planet is a uninhabitable desert world, slightly different Tatooine in that people live in biodomes. Mandalorians are most famous for their work as warriors and mercenaries. The most famous and beloved Mandalorian is Boba Fett, the bounty hunter who took Han Solo to Jabba, the Hutt.
Cassian Andor was an intelligence officer with the Rebel Alliance just before the events of Star Wars IV - A New Hope who with the help of Jyn Erso stole the plans of the Death Star and passed them to Princess Leia on board the Tantive IV.
In Star Wars - Rogue One, both Cassian and Jyn were killed to explain why they didn't appear in New Hope. The series presumably starring Diego Luna will be a prequel series with events leading up to Rogue One. There's an outside chance you could see characters from the original such as Darth Vader or Palpatine guest star in one or two episodes, after all the series is set in the era when they were in control. What you can't expect to see is a cross-over episode between the Mandalorian and Cassian Andor series as they are set in different time periods.
Both are in production and will be shown on the Disney streaming service. The streaming only service for these episodes are not the first time it has has happened, the Stargate Origins show is currently a streaming only service.
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