Andor creator and writer Tony Gilroy has announced that all of his writing and non-writing production work will continue Andor season 2 has been stopped.
Accordingly The Hollywood Reporter, Gilroy has stated that all writing work for the show has halted at midnight on May 1, while all non-writing production work has also halted. He has also reportedly not been on the set of Andor season 2 since the strike began on May 2nd.
“I ceased all writing and writing-related work on Andor before midnight on May 1st,” Gilroy said in a statement to the outlet. “After being briefed on Saturday’s showrunners’ meeting, I notified Chris Keyser at the WGA Sunday morning that I would also be retiring from all non-writing production roles.”
The statement comes after author and WGA member Abdullah Saeed, who created Hulu’s “Deli Boys,” called the Andor author a scab Instagramwith the statement:
“It’s scab formation. There is no way for a writer/producer to “finish” the writing and just start producing. And when the scripts are really done, we’ll look at them. If a word is different in the finished product, kick Tony Gilroy out of the WGA. One of Hollywood’s biggest writers could join his union and halt production of his hit series by (sic) forcing a major studio to be a little more strict about WGA requirements. Instead he chose to be a SCAB! We all want Andor s2, but not at the expense of fairness to the authors. #wgastrong”
When will Andor Season 2 take place?
Gilroy recently announced that the final three episodes of Andor will take place during the three days leading up to Rogue One. This will tie both the series and film together and will conclude Cassian Andor’s story.
The war of stars The prequel series also stars franchise alumni Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera, Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma, and Alan Tudyk as Cassian’s droid sidekick K-2SO. The cast also includes Star Wars newcomers Denise Gough, Stellan Skarsgård, Kyle Soller and Adria Arjona.
Andor is produced by showrunner Gilroy, who previously directed the re-shoots of Rogue One. Gilroy was originally scheduled to direct three episodes but had to resign the position Black Mirror’s Toby Haynes due to pandemic-related travel issues.