By James Hibberd
August 24, 2019 at 12:07 AM EDT

The Rogue One prequel series now has a production start date.

Disney announced at the D23 Expo that Star Wars live-action TV series coming to its Disney+ streaming service will begin shooting next year in London.

The series is centered around Diego Luna‘s doomed Rebel spy Cassian Andor introduced in 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Alan Tudyk‘s lumbering scene-stealing droid K-2SO is also in the show. Stephen Schiff (The Americans) is showrunner.

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The series, first announced last November, follows the adventures of the Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion. Naturally, the drama takes place before the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

“Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me,” Luna previously said in a statement. “I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made throughout the journey. We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply.”

The series is described as a “rousing spy thriller [that] will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire.”

The Cassian Andor series is in addition to The Mandalorian, director Jon Favreau’s live-action Star Wars-universe series that’s launching Nov. 12 starring Pedro Pascal (watch the trailer). There’s also a live-action series in the works with Ewan McGregor reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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