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“Cassian Andor”: Director Tony Gilroy replaced by Toby Haynes

With production beginning on upcoming Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi and Cassian Andor, it appears that a new director will be at the helm of the Rogue One spinoff.

Deadline is reporting that Tony Gilroy has been replaced by Black Mirror director Toby Haynes, who will helm the first three episodes of the Cassian Andor series.

Gilroy is stepping down due to COVID-19 reasons, as the director would need to travel from New York to England in order to join the production team. With the current quarantining measures in place, this is an understandable reason. Gilroy will still have a big role in the series as exec producer and showrunner.

The series is set to focuse 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” with Diego Luna returning as Andor, and Alan Tudyk reprising his role as K-2SO, Andor’s droid sidekick.

Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgard and Kyle Soller have also reportedly joined the cast.

Following the success of The Mandalorian, with a second season set to hit Disney+ next month, it’s no surprise that Disney and Lucasfilm are creating more shows set in the universe. With Cassian Andor, Obi-Wan Kenobi and LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special in the works, there’s plenty for Star Wars fans to get excited about.

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Diego Luna as Cassian Andor in Rogue War