Star Wars drama seems to have made it’s way to the television side of the franchise.
The Hollywood Reporter says that the upcoming Cassian Andor series showrunner Stephen Schiff has exited with Rogue One’s Tony Gilroy replacing him, Gilroy had been tasked to write and direct the pilot episode.
Schiff’s exit isn’t surprising when Tony was originally brought on to help the series, we assumed that Gilroy would eventually take over the creative side of things.
The Playlist is adding that Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler, Kong: Skull Island) and Beau Willimon (House of Cards, Mary Queen of Scots) will be joining the series writing team alongside Tony. An impressive group of writers being assembled indeed.
The cast of the Star Wars series consists of Diego Luna as Cassian Andor, Alan Tyduk as K2SO, Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma, Stellan Skarsgard (Dune, The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo), Denise Gough, and Kyle Soller.
It is said to be taking a spy angle which is a perfect setting for the Andor character.
Filming under the working title White Snake was poised to begin shooting this summer, but with COVID-19 placing productions across the globe into hiatus makes it unclear when it could begin shooting.
The Mandalorian was able to wrap Season 2 last month and had been announced by Bob Iger for a release in October, but we’ll have to wait and see if that happens.
Ewan McGregor’s Kenobi series is expected to begin shooting in January 2021.
ROGUE ONE – Former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter, Jyn. His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic takes him away from his beloved family. Many years later, Galen becomes the Empire’s lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station’s plans for the Rebel Alliance.