Variety has learned that writer Tony Gilroy, who was heavily involved in the much talked-about reshoots for director Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One, will be attached to the new Cassian Andor live-action series set to be delivered via Disney+. Gilroy will be writing the pilot episode for the series as well as stepping behind the camera to direct several additional episodes.
Gilroy will be developing the Disney+ live-action series starring returning cast members Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk in conjunction with showrunner Stephen Schiff who we first heard about being attached to the project back in December.
The planned Disney Plus series centered on “Rogue One” character Cassian Andor is bringing in the film’s co-writer, Tony Gilroy, Variety has learned exclusively.
Gilroy is set to write the pilot for the series in addition to directing multiple episodes. He will work alongside Stephen Schiff, who remains onboard as showrunner. No official premiere date has been set, but Disney had previously indicated the show would debut in 2021.
The untitled show focuses on Rebel agent Andor 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” when plans for it were first revealed last year. It was also previously announced that Diego Luna would return as Andor, while Alan Tudyk is set to reprise his role as K-2SO, Andor’s droid sidekick.