Tony Gilroy steps down from directing Cassian Andor series
Disney+’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story spin-off series devoted to Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor has seen a wave of behind-the-scenes troubles addressing the starting line and today it’s hit another minor bump in the street as Tony Gilroy has stepped down from directing the initial three episodes of the series, in accordance with .
Sources report that Gilroy’s departure from the positioning is a types of pandemic-related travel issues simply, because the series’ co-writer lives in NY and had to produce a quick decision on whether he’d check out the U.K. for the shooting and made a decision to stay home and give directing duties to Black Mirror‘s Toby Haynes, who was simply one of many potential directors for future episodes already. Regardless of the departure from directing, Gilroy continues to be set to stay very associated with the project as executive showrunner and producer.
The cast for the series is defined to feature the returns of Luna, Genevieve O’Reilly, Denise Gough, Stellan Skarsgård, Kyle Soller and Adria Arjona, with Alan Tudyk likely to return as Cassian’s droid sidekick K-2SO. While character details for Gough and Arjona’s roles are increasingly being kept under wraps currently, O’Reilly is defined to come back to her role of Republic senator and co-founder and leader of the Rebel Alliance Mon Mothma after first appearing in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith in a non-speaking role and a far more prominent supporting submit Rogue One. She was also voiced by O’Reilly in Star Wars Rebels and Kath Soucie in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Gilroy, who directed the reshoots for Rogue One, reportedly rewrote the pilot episode for the series with Stephen Schiff (The Americans) originally set to serve because the series’ showrunner before leaving the series, but sources previously reported that Schiff has since is and returned dealing with Gilroy to build up the project.
The series will observe the adventures of rebel spy Cassian Andor through the formative years of the Rebellion and before the events of Rogue One. The spy thriller series will explore tales of espionage and daring missions to revive desire to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire.
In Rogue One, several unlikely heroes bands together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings ordinary individuals who elect to do extraordinary things together, and in doing this, become section of something higher than themselves.
Luna starred alongside Felicity Jones in the film with Mads Mikkelsen, , Jiang Wen, , plus Forest Whitaker and Ben Mendelsohn. It remains to be observed if these characters shall come in the series.
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