Toby Haynes on set.

The Cassian Andor series on Disney+ just got a new director. After it was assumed that original Rogue One director Tony Gilroy would assume the role on the show, Deadline is reporting that Toby Haynes is taking over. Haynes will direct the first three episodes of the show. Gilroy was forced to step down due to COVID-19 related travel concerns. The show is shooting in the UK, and Gilroy didn’t want to have to go on short notice outside of his home in New York.

Don’t fret if you’re a fan of Gilroy however. He’ll still remain on as the showrunner and an executive producer. After the success of The Mandalorian, Disney ramped up their television properties on the service. These new shows include the second and third seasons of The Mandalorian, Obi-Wan, and some other rumored shows. The spinoff focuses on the time before Rogue One with Diego Luna reprising his role as Cassian Andor. Alan Tudyk will also return as the droid K-2SO.

Haynes has previously directed episodes for Black Mirror, the upcoming Utopia, and the HBO movie Brexit. Shooting for the series is set to begin next month in the UK.

The Cassian Andor show is shaping up to be huge one for Star Wars and Disney+. There’s no expected release date, but a start for shooting means we’re that much closer to the show.

So, what do you think of the Cassian Andor show? Are you excited for a different storytelling medium for Star Wars?

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Source: Deadline