Star Wars: Genevieve O’Reilly and Denise Gough Join The Rogue One Prequel Series

Genevieve O'Reilly; Denise Gough

by James White |
Published on

There may not, for obvious reasons, be much actual production movement on the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story prequel Disney + series focused onDiego Luna's Cassian Andor, but there has been plenty of activity around the show. The latest news? Genevieve O'Reilly and Denise Gough are joining the cast.

O'Reilly, of course, is no stranger to the Star Wars galaxy, and this news finds her returning to play Mon Mothma, as she did in Rogue One. As for Gough, her role is a mystery being kept locked behind the doors (or on the hard drives) of Lucasfilm for now. The pair join Luna, fellow Rogue One veteran Alan Tudyk (as snarktastic droid K-2SO) and new faces Stellan Skarsgard and Kyle Soller.

The other news about the series is history repeating itself: as he did with the movie, Tony Gilroy (who was already aboard as a consultant) is taking over show-running duties from Stephen Schiff, who had been in the job, but remains one of the writers. Gilroy's writing team also includes brother Dan (writer director of films such as Nightcrawler) and House Of Cards' Beau Willimon.

Gilroy will direct the pilot and potentially one more episode when production can actually resume, though there is no specific date yet, nor does the show have a premiere date on the books.

Just so you know, whilst we may receive a commission or other compensation from the links on this website, we never allow this to influence product selections - read why you should trust us