Rogue One Screenwriter Tony Gilroy To Write and Direct Lucasfilm's Cassian Andor Series

Lucasfilm has hired Rogue One: A Star Wars Story screenwriter Tony Gilroy to work on the Cassian Andor Disney+ series. According to Variety, he will write the pilot episode and also direct multiple episodes of the series.

He will work closely alongside showrunner Stephen Schiff (The Americans). The untitled series will take place prior to the events of Rogue One and has been described as a “spy thriller” set in the early days of the Rebellion against the Empire.

Diego Luna is set to reprise his role and he will be joined by Alan Tudyk who will be back in the role of K-2So, Andor’s droid sidekick.

Gilroy has also worked on films such as Michael Clayton, Duplicity, and The Bourne Legacy. He was hired by Lucasfilm to help save Rogue One when it was going through all those production and script problems. He played a big role
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