The Writers Guild of America main site exposed a partial list of authors for Andor, the upcoming live-action Rogue One series spinoff. According to the list, Rogue One’s co-writer Tony Gilroy composed a minimum of 3 episodes for the upcoming series, with his bro Dan Gilroy penning 3 others, and Stephen Cliff finalizing a minimum of one episode.
Starring Diego Luna as Cassian Andor, the series will check out how the Disobedience increased from the shadows of the Empire, setting the occasions that cause Rogue One and the initial Star Wars trilogy into movement. Set 5 years prior to Rogue One, the series will follow Cassian as he goes on a journey that will turn him from a self-centered man to among the biggest leaders of the Disobedience, and the leader of the squadron that took the prepare for the Death Star. After the success of Rogue One, Tony Gilroy was currently verified to come back as manufacturer and showrunner for Andor. Nevertheless, as the brand-new authors list reveals, he likewise composed the very first 3 episodes of the series, setting the tone for the entire season.
According to the recently launched list, Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler, Kong: Skull Island) composed Episodes 4 to 6. Cliff (The Americans), is noted as the writer of Episode 7. The list ought to be upgraded in the coming weeks, as the very first season of Andor is anticipated to have twelve episodes. Likewise, as exposed throughout the Star Wars Event, Disney is positive of the series success, as the cast and team of Andor are currently anticipated to begin shooting another 12 episodes this year.
While Andor concentrates on the titular character’s journey and his ascension in the Disobedience’s ranks, the very first trailer for the series highlights how the story will fill the spaces in between the occasions of Vengeance of the Sith and A Brand-new Hope. As showrunner Tony Gilroy exposed:
“Were going back five years into the story when I would say that hope is a very, very fragile flickering flame and people are trying to hang on to it, but its not looking good.”
In addition to Luna, the series will likewise see the return of Genevieve OReilly as Mon Mothma and Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera. Beginners to the series consist of Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Kyle Soller, Denise Gough, and Robert Emms. Gilroy was caused as the showrunner for Andor, following Stephen Schiffs departure prior to the production start. Black Mirror director Toby Haynes apparently directed the pilot episode, along with 2 other episodes, together with Ben Caron and Susanna White who were revealed as directors for the 12-episode season.
Andor premieres with 2 episodes on Disney+ on August 31. After that, brand-new episodes will be launched weekly.