August 13, 2022

Tony Gilroy has been forced to vacate the director’s chair due to COVID-19 travel restrictions

COVID-19 has forced another shake-up in the galaxy far, far away…

We are hearing that Tony Gilroy has been replaced as the director of the upcoming Star Wars Cassian Andor Disney+ series by Toby Haynes due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. With Gilroy currently residing in New York, and with the UK enforcing a lengthy quarantine for all travelers in and out of the country – Disney/Lucasfilm has turned to Haynes who is already stationed in the UK.

Disney+ | Tony Gilroy Will Write and Direct the Star Wars: Cassian Andor Series

The new arrangement will see Haynes step in to assume directorial duties on the first three episodes. Haynes has made a name for himself following noteworthy directorial successes with shows like Doctor Who, Sherlock, and Black Mirror; and brings a wealth of experience to the galaxy far, far away…

Toby Haynes - Cassian Andor

Aside from the Cassian Andor series, Disney/Lucasfilm is charging ahead at full steam to deliver The Mandalorian Season 2 and Ewan McGregor’s upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series. The Rogue One spin-off series has been described as a “rousing spy thriller will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire.”

Exciting times ahead in the galaxy far, far away…


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