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‘Rogue One’ Writer Tony Gilroy Boards Cassian Andor Series At Disney+

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Lucasfilm’s Cassian Andor series for Disney+ is bringing on Rogue One writer Tony Gilroy to write the series pilot episode according to Variety.

Screenwriter Tony Gilroy attends the premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at the Pantages Theatre (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Gilroy will direct multiple episodes and will work alongside showrunner Stephen Schiff (The Americans). The currently untitled series will bring back Diego Luna as Andor, while Alan Tudyk is set to reprise his role as K-2SO, Andor’s droid sidekick. Production is expected to begin production next year.

Read: Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige Developing A Star Wars Movie

We don’t know a whole lot about the series just yet, but according to StarWars.com, “the rousing spy thriller will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire.” This series will be the second live-action Star Wars series coming to Disney+, as production is currently underway on Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian.

The Rise of Skywalker hits this December, Lucasfilm also has multiple projects in the works including, the Rian Johnson trilogy, to the Benioff and Weiss project, and Kevin Feige’s unknown project, not to mention the Disney+ projects including the aforementioned The Mandalorian, and the Obi-Wan series. The studio keeps their projects tight-lipped so details on this project Feige is developing is liking going to be kept under wraps for a while.

Source: Variety

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