Star Wars: Rogue One TV Show Brings On The Movie's Writer

Disney brings on Tony Gilroy.

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The new Star Wars TV show starring Rogue One's Cassian Andor has found a writer--and it is a familiar name for the franchise. According to Variety, Disney has hired Rogue One the movie writer Tony Gilroy to write the pilot for the Cassian Andor show. Additionally, Gilroy will direct multiple episodes in the series, the site reported.

The untitled program's showrunner is Stephen Schiff (The Americans).

The show is centered on Andor (who is played by Diego Luna just like in the movie), and it is set before the events of the film. It's been billed as a "spy thriller." In addition to Luna, Alan Tudyk is coming back to play the silly droid K-2SO.

Gilroy wasn't originally attached to Rogue One, but was brought in later in the production process to handle what were described as "extensive" reshoots. Before Star Wars, Gilroy earned two Oscar nominations for the George Clooney movie Michael Clayton. Gilroy also wrote and directed various installments in the Bourne series starring Matt Damon.

The Rogue One TV show is expected to begin production in 2020. It will premiere on Disney's new streaming service, Disney+.

Disney+ launches in November with a huge amount of content, including a live-action Star Wars TV show--The Mandalorian--starring Game of Thrones actor Pedro Pascal.

The next Star Wars video game is Jedi: Fallen Order from the creators of Titanfall and Apex Legends. The game lauches in November for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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