Monday, June 1, 2020
Home Streaming Rogue One's Tony Gilroy to Write and Direct Cassian Andor Series

Rogue One’s Tony Gilroy to Write and Direct Cassian Andor Series

-

Tony Gilroy will write the pilot and direct multiple episodes of the Cassian Andor series coming to Disney+, according to Variety. It was previously announced that Stephen Schiff, of the critically-acclaimed show The Americans, would serve as showrunner and executive producer.

The Cassian Andor series will be based on the character from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which Gilroy co-wrote. Gilroy also directed reshoots for the film, which hit theaters in December 2016 and went on to gross over $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

The series, set to go into production this year and premiere in 2021, follows the adventures of rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of Rogue One. Diego Luna will reprise the role of Andor. The rousing spy thriller will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire.

It was previously announced that Alan Tudyk will reprise the role of K-2SO in the series. For Rogue One, Tudyk both voiced K-2SO and performed motion-capture for the towering droid, who quickly became a fan favorite thanks to his wit and sense of loyalty.

Gilroy’s credits include the Jason Bourne films, Michael Clayton, The Devil’s Advocate, and Dolores Claiborne.

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links through which we earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase, at no cost to you. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter!

Receive all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

COMMENTS

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Mirko Parlevliethttp://VitalThrills.com
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded VitalThrills.com to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.

LATEST NEWS

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Pre-Order $10 Off at Amazon

While there's no official release date yet (all we know is Holiday 2020), the Assassin's Creed Valhalla pre-order at Amazon is currently...

Goosebumps Dead of Night to Spook Consoles and PC

Scholastic, Sony Pictures Consumer Products and game company Cosmic Forces have revealed Goosebumps Dead of Night. Inspired by the film series and...

Free Version of WWE Network Launches

WWE today unveiled the free version of WWE Network, the company’s award-winning digital streaming service. The free version unlocks a vast portion...

A Look at the Mind of Villanelle in Killing Eve Season 3

Now that Killing Eve Season 3 has concluded, the cast and creators of the popular series go inside the mind of a...

The Wolfman Movie to Star Ryan Gosling

Following the success of The Invisible Man (buy at Amazon), starring Elisabeth Moss, Universal Pictures is adding another project to its upcoming...

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – A Look Back

CBS is re-showing some of the Indiana Jones films ahead of production finally beginning for Indiana Jones 5. With Indiana Jones and...