We have learned that Rick Famuyiwa is in early talks to direct an undisclosed amount of episodes for the upcoming Disney+ ‘Cassian Andor’ series. Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk will reprise their respective roles of Cassian and K2-S0 and Stephen Schiff is attached as the showrunner for the ‘Rogue One’ prequel. Rick Famuyiwa is known for directing ‘Our Family Wedding’ and ‘Dope’, he is expected to direct ‘Past Midnight’ for Netflix and The Russo Brothers which will star Keanu Reeves as a superhero.
He is also known for directing 2 episodes of ‘The Mandalorian’ for Jon Favreau’s upcoming Disney+ series that will debut on November 12th. Sources say that Disney has responded very positively to the work they’ve seen from the various directors involved in ‘The Mandalorian’ so it makes sense to bring back Rick to add that same magic to that series. Currently an offer has been made to Rick with him in early talks with the studio on whether he will accept the offer to direct. He is already attached to direct episodes of the second season of ‘The Mandalorian’ which is currently in prep.
The ‘Cassian Andor’ series is aiming to begin filming on October 7th.
UPDATE: As Hybrid Entertainment previously reported, the series will shoot in Dagenham Studios.
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