No reason to panic this isn’t a major shift for the Rogue One spin-off focusing on Cassian Andor. Yes, Toby Haynes will replace Tony Gilroy as director of the series. This doesn’t mean he won’t continue his work as a showrunner. The reason for this is related to the pandemic, as Gilroy won’t be able to travel to the filming location in the U.K. It seems that the Black Mirror director was already on a list to potentially direct some episodes. It is unsure if any other COVID-related influences may reshape the Disney+ series’ production. We do not know if they will adjust the production to accommodate the actors as well. The pandemic has made some of the productions a bit more
Haynes has quite the filmography. He was behind the iconic U.S.S. Callister episode of Black Mirror. So, he has some experience filming a space-centric storyline. We still don’t know much about this show, so who knows how much space travel we can expect. We also do not know how many episodes he will direct. The Mandalorian has built up a core cast of directors that each lent their unique style to the series. There is also the chance he might take over directing duties for the entire show but we have no confirmation on that. Cassian Andor still has no official title but it could offer a unique perspective in the galaxy far far away.