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Star Wars Cassian Andor changing directors due to COVID issues

by Sean P. Aune | September 23, 2020September 23, 2020 12:20 pm EDT

The unnamed Star Wars Cassian Andor is going through some creative changes thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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The long-gestating Rogue One prequel series based around Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) has had another minor setback. Tony Gilroy who directed the film was set to direct the first few episodes of the series in addition to writing and showrunning the series. That has now been axed thanks to the series filming in the U.K. and thanks to Coronavirus lockdowns he will now be unable to take on that role.

Stepping in to direct will be Toby Haynes who is best known for directing the “USS Callister” of Black Mirror. Gilroy will remain onboard as showrunner and writer of the pilot, but he just won’t be able to attend anything that would require him to be there physically.

The Cassian Andor series is one of many Star Wars projects in various stages of development. Kenobi is still moving forward, while The Mandalorian is getting ready to enter season 2 on Oct. 30.

No release schedule has been announced for the Cassian Andor series as of yet.


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Sean P. Aune

Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing