Disney+ is producing a new show based on the adventures of Rebel Agent Cassian Andor from the Star Wars prequel Rogue One.
Now it looks like one of the original screenwriters for the sequel is coming on board the Disney+ prequel series. According to Variety, screenwriter Tony Gilroy has come on board to write the pilot for the series along with directing several episodes under showrunner Stephen Schiff.
The series is set to be a prequel to the Rogue One film and is being described as a spy thriller set in the early days of the Rebellion against the Empire. Diego Luna will return to play Andor alongside Alan Tudyk reprising his role as former Imperial droid turned rebel K-2SO.
Gilroy has an impressive list of credits to his name including writing the screenplays for Dolores Claiborne, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and more. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and Best Director for Michael Clayton and was brought in as an uncredited writer for Rogue One, but he received his screenwriting credit after being brought in to handle extensive reshoots on the film.
Once completed, the as yet untitled Cassion Andor series will join Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian, the return of the Clone Wars animated series and the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series starring Ewan McGregor as new expansions of the Star Wars story.