According to Variety, Rogue One co-writer Tony Gilroy has been tapped to write the pilot of Disney+’s upcoming untitled Cassian Andor series.

CREDIT: CHARLES SYKES

CREDIT: CHARLES SYKES

What’s happening:

  • The untitled Cassian Andor series being developed for Disney+ has tapped Tony Gilroy to write the pilot as well as direct several episodes.
  • Gilroy is no stranger to Andor’s character having served as co-writer of the 2016 Star Wars standalone film, Rogue One, which introduced Andor to the universe.
  • Gilroy will work with series showrunner Stephen Schiff.
  • Disney has not yet announced an official premiere date, but the series is expected to debut in 2021 or year two of the streaming service.

About Tony Gilroy:

  • Gilroy is a screenwriter and director earning his first major writing credit for 1992’s The Cutting Edge.
  • His other credits include:
    • The Jason Bourne films
    • Michael Clayton
    • The Devil’s Advocate
    • Dolores Claiborne
  • Directing credits include:
    • Michael Clayton
    • The Bourne Legacy
    • Duplicity
  • Variety notes that Gilroy was originally not credited for his screenwriting on Rogue One, however he earned it when he was brought on for “extensive reshoots.”
  • He reportedly also worked with director Gareth Edwards on the reshoot edits.

About the series:

  • Fans can follow along with the adventures of Cassian Andor in the early days the Rebellion as it rises up against the Empire. The series takes place prior to the events of Rogue One.
  • Actor Diego Luna is attached to reprise his role as Andor along with Alan Tudyk as the droid K-2SO

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