Andor: Alan Tudyk Says K-2SO Not in Prequel Series- At Least Not Yet

Created by Tony Gilroy as part of Disney+'s massive expansion of the "Star Wars" universe on the streaming service, the upcoming Diego Luna-starring "Rogue One" prequel series Andor has quickly become a series that's gotten a lot of the fans' attention. The live-action series focuses on Cassian Andor's adventures during the early days of the Rebellion and the rising threat of the Empire, set five years before the events of the critically-acclaimed 2016 film. The series is also set to star Alan Tudyk (Doom Patrol, Firefly) as droid K-2SO, Stellan Skarsgard (Chernobyl), Kyle Soller (Brexit), Genevieve O'Reilly (reprising Mon Mothma, the politician who opposed the Empire and helped found the Rebel Alliance), Denise Gough (Angels in America), and Adria Arjona (6 Underground, Morbius). Except it sounds like viewers may have to wait a little while for one of them.

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Diego Luna is set to star in the upcoming Rogue One prequel series, courtesy of Disney.

During an interview with Collider to promote SYFY's Resident Alien, Tudyk revealed that he won't be part of the series when it debuts- but the door is open for him to possibly be involved in the series if it's picked up for a longer run. "They're shooting it right now, I'm not in it. But, if it stays on the air, stories keep getting told, I'll end up in there," Tudyk explained. This may seem odd to viewers since Tudyk has been one of the names included with the show's promotion. "I'm all these announcements for the show, and I had suggested at D23 when we announced in the show, that it be called K2 Fast K2 Furious: The Cassian Andor Series and, um, that's not happening, it's called Andor," the actor joked.

But if they do want him back, they best hurry because Tudyk sounds like he's not going to be up for the mo-cap suit as the years roll on. "I do know this: I have to be on stilts for it, because the character is 7'1", and I'm not one of those guys that says, somebody else do the motion capture, and I'll voice it later'. I'll have to do the motion capture, and I turn 50 in March. So I hope they get to it soon, because I'm not going to be on stilts in, like, five years. I'm not doing it," Tudyk explained. Still, Tudyk is confident that viewers will be seeing K-2SO on the small screen- eventually. "I'm going to be in the show. It's just that the story that Tony [Gilroy] is telling doesn't involve K-2SO until later on… I can't be too specific, but I can definitely say that I'm not going to be in the first season."

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.

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