Full Creative Team Assignments Behind ‘Andor’ Revealed

With Obi-Wan Kenobi now behind them, Star Wars fans have begun to focus on the next project headed to Disney Plus: Andor. Set to serve as a prequel to the events of Rogue One, the series will follow Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor as he navigates the galaxy in the early days of the Rebellion.

The first trailer for the 12-episode season got fans stirring about the grungy look of the series and given the time period in which it is set, fans have also had a blast speculating about which characters may show up for a surprise appearance. All those decisions, of course, rest in the hands of the creative team behind the show, and while Tony Gilroy oversaw its development as showrunner and served as one of the writers, he wasn’t alone. Now, thanks to an official release from Disney (via Bespin Bulletin), the full team of writers and directors has been revealed, along with an official synopsis.

The “Andor” series will explore a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The series brings forward the tale of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved. It’s an era filled with danger, deception and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero.

While the directors and writers of the series have been known for some time, the official release gives us a clear picture of how they split up the 12-part first season.

Episodes 1-3

  • Written by Tony Gilroy
  • Directed by Toby Haynes

Episodes 4-6

  • Written by Dan Gilroy
  • Directed by Susanna White

Episode 7

  • Written by Stephen Schiff
  • Directed by Benjamin Caron

Episodes 8-10

  • Written by Beau Willimon
  • Directed by Toby Haynes

Episodes 11 and 12

  • Written by Tony Gilroy
  • Directed by Benjamin Caron

Taken by groups of episodes, it presents an interesting window into how the series might shape up. While Lucasfilm has done a fine job of using multiple directors on projects so far, it does seem to fall into line that directors get to work through their own stories and, seemingly, work on episodes that play to their strengths. With that in mind, it’s interesting to see Caron listed on Episode 7, but then not return until the final two episodes while Toby Haynes is listed on 1-3 and then returns for 8-10. Something to keep an eye on when the series debuts on August 31st.

Source: Disney

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