Tony Gilroy, the credited writer of the 2016 standalone hit movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, has now become the showrunner, head writer, and executive producer of the Disney+ series Andor. The series refers to the lead character, Cassian Andor, played by Diego Luna, and is in the midst of shooting its second and final season.
Andor is a prequel to the first Star Wars film, A New Hope. The show explores the story of Cassian Andor in detail, leading right to where it all started for movie fans with the 1977 original. The series format streaming provides a gift to go deep into a character who has made his mark in the Star Wars universe.
In an interview with Deadline, Gilroy said that the critically acclaimed series is more like a spy thriller than anything else in this particular galaxy. The show stands out from the crowd, which is one of the reasons it has received so much praise. The series has been building big Emmy buzz, and Gilroy has already won a couple of WGA nominations and other accolades, including the prestigious Peabody Award this month.
Tony Gilroy’s Background
Tony Gilroy has an extensive background in the film and TV industry. He is a two-time Oscar nominee for directing and writing the 2007 film Michael Clayton. Gilroy has also written the Jason Bourne trilogy and directed 2012’s The Bourne Legacy. His screenwriting credits include Dolores Claiborne, The Cutting Edge, Devil’s Advocate, Armageddon, Proof of Life, State of Play, Beirut, and Duplicity.
Gilroy’s father, Frank Gilroy, was a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter, and his brothers, writer-director Dan Gilroy and editor-producer John Gilroy, are also major players in the industry. The latter two also participated in the production of Andor, making it quite a family affair.
Tony Gilroy’s mastermind has brought Andor to life, providing Star Wars fans with a deep dive into the character of Cassian Andor. The series stands out from the crowd with its unique spy thriller approach and has already received critical acclaim and awards. Gilroy’s extensive background in the film and TV industry has contributed significantly to the success of Andor.