'Andor': From Benjamin Caron to Susanna White, all the directors helming the Diego Luna-starrer
The latest spin-off added to the 'Star Wars' roster features some critically-acclaimed names helming the episodes
When 'The Mandalorian' and 'The Book of Boba Fett' premiered, much of the focus was also on the names behind the lens. The directors were highly talked about over the course of the series, and it won't be any different for 'Andor'. The latest spin-off added to the 'Star Wars' roster features some critically-acclaimed names helming the episodes that explore the life and times of Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), one of the greatest spies in rebel history.
Fans will be familiar with Tony Gilroy, the showrunner who also served as the screenwriter for 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'. The filmmaker is best known for his work on the 'Bourne' trilogy starring Matt Damon, and also directed the fourth film. For 'Andor' he's ably assisted by a string of directors who have proved their versatility in the past. Ahead of the release of the much-anticipated Disney series, let's look at all the directors involved.
Benjamin Caron ('Skins' and 'The Crown')
While Benjamin Caron is new in 'Star Wars' biz, he actually comes in with ample experience. He helmed some episodes of the Nicholas Hoult-starrer, 'Skins' and also served as the EP and director of 'The Crown'. Caron is listed as the director for each episode of 'Andor's pilot season (the second is already confirmed and will go on floors in November 2022).
Toby Haynes ('Doctor Who' and 'Black Mirror')
Toby Haynes is a familiar name in the TV shows circuit. Some of his projects include 'Doctor Who', 'Sherlock', and 'Black Mirror'. With 'Andor' dubbed as the first spy thriller that 'Star Wars' conjured up, Haynes' experience in the genre makes him a perfect choice to helm an episode or two.
Susanna White ('Masters of Sex')
Susanna White is an award-winning director with a distinguished filmography that speaks to her expertise in drama and action. She is known for 'Masters of Sex' and 'Deuce' and her approach to adding action-packed episodes in 'Andor' will be interesting to watch. Per the dork side of the force, she is listed as a co-director alongside Haynes and Caron for the pilot.
'Andor' premieres with three episodes on September 21 on Disney+.