‘Star Wars: Andor’ Enlists Ben Caron and Susanna White to Direct Episodes
The upcoming Disney Plus show Star Wars: Andor has been shooting in London for two months already, and two names have just been added to its list of directors. We know since last September that Toby Haynes is taking over directing duties from Tony Gilroy, who is still the showrunner and main writer of the show. Now, according to an exclusive report from Discussing Film, we are learning that Ben Caron and Susanna White will be sitting in the director’s chair as well.
All three of them have been working in British television for many years now. Caron directed the final episode of the Benedict Cumberbatch-starring show Sherlock, from the BBC, as well as eleven episodes from all four seasons of Netflix’s acclaimed show The Crown. He even has two Emmy nominations, one as a producer for the third season of that show, and another one as a director for the episode Aberfan, from The Crown season 3.
Susanna White also has to Emmy nominations, both in the category of Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special. One of them for the Jane Eyre miniseries from 2006 starring Ruth Wilson as the title character, and the other for an episode of the miniseries Generation Kill. She also directed two episodes of The Deuce and one episode of Billions.
As we know, Star Wars: Andor will be focused around the character of Cassian Andor, who was introduced in Rogue One, played by Diego Luna. Kathleen Kennedy confirmed last December that the ensemble will also include Stellan Skarsgard, Adria Arjona, Fiona Shaw, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, and Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma. The beloved droid K-2SO, played by Alan Tudyk, will not be featured for now in the show, as the actor recently confirmed. The new Star Wars show will feature sets instead of the new StageCraft technology pioneered by another show set in a galaxy far, far away, The Mandalorian.
Andor was created by Tony Gilroy, who is acting as the main writer, alongside Dan Gilroy, Beau Willimon, and Stephen Schiff. Tony Gilroy is also serving as showrunner for the series, which is described as a “tense nail-biting spy thriller,” and will reveal a new look at the Rebellion against the Empire.
All 12 episodes of Star Wars: Andor will debut exclusively on Disney Plus in 2022.
Miguel Fernández is a Spanish student that has movies as his second passion in life. His favorite movie of all time is The Lord of the Rings, but he is also a huge Star Wars fan. However, fantasy movies are not his only cup of tea, as movies from Scorsese, Fincher, Kubrick or Hitchcock have been an obsession for him since he started to understand the language of filmmaking. He is that guy who will watch a black and white movie, just because it is in black and white.