“It’s spreading and they can’t get over it!” “Star Wars Andor TV series hit by Covid-19 epidemic as two crew members test positive, forcing” entire departments “to isolate themselves
The Star Wars television series Andor has been affected by a Covid-19 epidemic.
Two members of the team working on the prequel to the 2016 Rogue One film have reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus, with others complaining of symptoms, forcing “entire departments” to self-isolate.
It is alleged that 24 production staff are now in quarantine, with an insider claiming that Covid-19 “is spreading and they cannot bring it under control but they will not shut down”.
Oh no! Star Wars TV series Andor (the prequel to the 2016 Rogue One movie) was hit by a Covid-19 outbreak
According to The Sun, two filming departments, with more than eight workers each, have been ordered to self-quarantine.
A source told the publication: “We are concerned that it will only be a matter of time before the entire crew is confirmed to have it.”
“Entire departments have been completely taken out of work and are isolating themselves.
“The whole Covid situation on this job is out of control – it’s spreading and they can’t get out of it but they won’t stop.
Filming amid pandemic: Two crew members reportedly tested positive for coronavirus, forcing ‘entire departments’ to self-isolate (Photo: Diego Luna in 2020)
The insider added that some members of the film crew feared putting the lives of loved ones at risk.
MailOnline has contacted Lucas Films and Disney + for comment.
Star Wars: Andor will see Diego Luna reprise his role as Captain Andor in a plot that explores the early days of the Rebellion against the Empire and the events leading up to those seen in the 2016 film.
Set five years before the Battle of Yavin, fans will be able to see the Empire in all its glory after being in power for approximately 14 years following the events of The Revenge Of The Sith.
While plot details have been kept under wraps as intended for any Star Wars project, it has previously been stated that the series will be a spy thriller.
Star War: Andor will see Diego Luna reprise his role as Captain Cassian Andor in a storyline that explores the early days of the rebellion and the events leading up to the 2016 film.
LucasFilm also confirmed previous reports that Stellan Skarsgård and Kyle Soller were cast on the show, while also revealing that Rogue One co-writer Tony Gilroy would write, direct, and act as showrunner for the series.
It was also announced that House Of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon, Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy and American writer Stephen Schiff will also be on the show’s writing staff.
In April 2020, Diego happily spoke about Rogue One’s upcoming prequel show as he took part in a live Q&A with IndieWire via Instagram.
Secret: Although plot details have been kept under wraps, it has previously been stated that the series will be a spy thriller (Diego pictured with co-star Felicity Jones in Rogue One)
More to come: Rogue One Star Wars: Andor spin-off is just a series in the works for Disney + (Photo: Diego Luna in Rogue One)
The star admitted he needs to keep a tight lip on plot details, but found it a “nice challenge” to return to the character given his grim ending in the Star Wars movie.
It has been reported online in recent weeks that iconic Star Wars character Obi-Wan Kenobi will cross paths with Andor during the 12-part series.
Actor Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as Obi Wan-Kenobi in a series focused on the young Jedi master. There is no release date at the moment.
The influx of Star Wars content stems from the success of Disney + ‘s very first Star Wars spinoff series, The Mandalorian, which premiered on the streaming platform last year.
It has been announced that the Star Wars TV show Andor will be released on Disney +, likely in 2022, and will consist of 12 episodes.
Coming soon: actor Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as Obi Wan-Kenobi in a series focused on the young Jedi master. There is no release date at the moment