Neal Scanlan, who is the special effects supervisor for the upcoming Disney+ Cassian Andor series, recently revealed some production information for the show. According to the Academy Award-winning artist, about six weeks of pre-production had been completed before shut down occurred due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Here is what he told ComicBookMovie.com:
“Originally, we were hoping to move into a few TV series, The Mandalorian had obviously already started and has done incredibly well, it’s [a] brilliant piece of work,” said Scanlan. “We were here in the U.K. about to start on a couple of shows ourselves, but they all, unfortunately, got bumped. We just literally started about six weeks ago on the Cassian story until unfortunately the virus hit and we’re now all on lockdown. So, we’re trying to do the best we can from home.”
The Cassian Andor series follows the adventures of Rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Diego Luna will reprise the role of Andor, which he originated in the 2016 film. The 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.
Also joining Diego Luna, is Rogue One’s Alan Tudyk who will return to reprise his role as the former Imperial enforcer droid K-2SO, who was reprogrammed to help the Rebel Alliance.
Tony Gilroy, who directed the reshoots for Rogue One, will script the show’s pilot and direct two episodes of its first season. Stephen Schaffer (The Americans) will serve as the series’ showrunner.