Alex Lawther, the star of Netflix’s smash series The End of the F***ing World, has apparently been cast in Star Wars: Andor, a new Disney+ series.
Cassian Andor’s (Diego Luna) early years working for the Rebellion will be covered in the series, which will take place before the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Apart from a brief sizzle reel produced by Disney at the end of last year, which pitched Andor as a “spy thriller,” little else is known about the series.
The Imitation Game
Lawther made his feature film debut in the critically acclaimed 2014 biopic The Imitation Game, in which he played a younger version of Alan Turing.
Lawther has built a niche for himself as a result of his youthful appearance, starring in several high-profile young adult roles, including the lead in Netflix’s famous dark comedy series The End of the F***ing World. The 26-year-old British actor now appears to be on his way to the Star Wars galaxy.
Andor is the third Disney+ original series set between Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope. The other two series are Star Wars: The Bad Batch, which is now showing, and the highly awaited Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Outside of the numbered epic films, this pattern is part of Lucasfilm’s latest effort to flesh out some of the less studied eras in the greater Star Wars chronology. Given the large number of significant events that unfolded between the two films, the interim time has proven to be one of the most narratively rich periods to explore.