Disney+ has been a successful medium for Star Wars. Giving fans instant access to the franchise they love has inspired creative minds like Jon Favreau to utilize the streaming platform for TV shows like The Mandalorian and future shows like the upcoming Cassian Andor series. After the success of The Mandalorian, the Cassian Andor series quite possibly might be the next series on Disney+ to be the next big Star Wars hit.
Back in February of 2019, Alan Tudyk mentioned that his character K-2SO might appear in the upcoming Cassian Andor series. This past weekend, Tudyk was a guest on the Television Critics Association panel for his upcoming Syfy series Resident Alien. After the panel, Tudyk spoke with some reporters regarding his potential return as K-2SO.
Now that Tuydk already has the experience of playing the character, he won’t have to relearn anything, including performing the role while wearing stilts:
“By the time I was done, I never took ‘em off. I used to put them on, take them off, put them on, take them off throughout the day,” Tudyk said. “By the end, I was like don’t even take them off. I like being tall and there isn’t anything I can’t do in them.”Alan Tudyk
Disney confirmed that the Cassian Andor series will have some familiar faces returning for the show that previously were in Rogue One with Diego Luna returning as Cassian and Tony Gilroy as the writer and director who previously co-wrote Rogue One and directed its reshoots.
According to Tudyk, these additions made it easier for him to want to return for the show:
“Playing with Cassian, playing with Diego Luna and being in the world of Star Wars again,” Tudyk said. “Especially after seeing The Mandalorian and seeing what they can do with a series, how much fun it is to just go into smaller stories and tell stories that way.”Alan Tudyk
Supposedly, the producers of the show offered Tudyk to have a stunt-double capture the movements while he would only have to do the voice. However, Tudyk had no interest in only doing half of the performance. It’s all or nothing.
“I don’t want anybody else doing that,” Tudyk said. “It means a lot to me. They offered it but it’s not a voice over job for me. Because his face doesn’t move, that’s what you have is your body to show emotion. And because of Sonny [his character in I, Robot] and just because of theater, I’m trained. I studied that and it’s something I enjoy.”Alan Tudyk
Expect another stellar performance by Alan Tudyk as his character K-2SO when the show arrives in the next year or so.