It may have been a tad quiet recently on Disney’s live-action Cassian Andor series, but now comes word that the show has recruited an Oscar-nommed filmmaker to its creative team.
Courtesy of Variety, Tony Gilroy has joined Cassian Andor in a creative capacity that will see him write the series’ pilot episode and also direct several episodes. Not only did Gilroy received Oscar nominations for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay back in 2007 for Michael Clayton, he’s also got ties to the Star Wars universe due to having co-wrote Rogue One – as in, the film which introduced Gabriel Luna’s Cassian Andor to the world.
For Cassian Andor, Luna will be back as the title character of the series, and he’ll be joined by Alan Tudyk reprising the K-2SO role he took on in Rogue One. The show itself will obviously take place before the happenings of that 2016 film.
At this point in time, Cassian Andor has yet to be given a premiere date, although we know that the series will be housed on the Disney+ streaming service and that more concrete information is expected to be released once The Mandalorian finishes its first season.