Tony Gilroy has come onboard the proposed “Star Wars” Cassian Andor series at Disney+ and is set to write the pilot for the series in addition to directing multiple episodes.
2016’s “Rogue One” was the first live-action standalone “Star Wars” film outside of the main narrative series and followed a team of Rebel spies who stole the plans for the Death Star. It also famously had issues in production with Gilroy coming in partway through to help out director Gareth Edwards and having a major impact on the final product.
The series focuses on Rebel agent Andor (Diego Luna) prior to the events of “Rogue One” in the early days of the Rebellion against the Empire. The show has been described as a ‘spy thriller’ and Luna will return as Andor, while Alan Tudyk is set to reprise his role as K-2SO.
Gilroy, who also wrote “Michael Clayton” and “The Devil’s Advocate” along with numerous Bourne films, will work alongside showrunner Stephen Schiff on the project. No official premiere date has been set, but Disney previously indicated the show would debut in 2021.