Star Wars seems to be following the Marvel formula of snatching up hidden gems, and it’s working.
While The Mandalorian boasted significantly proven talent behind the camera, from Jon Favreau and Taika Waititi to Peyton Reed and Robert Rodriguez, they also took some risks.
Directors Ben Caron and Susanna White are heading to a galaxy far, far away.
As reported by Discussing Film, the two directors are set to helm episodes of the upcoming Andor series. They will be joining Toby Haynes (Black Mirror, Utopia), who is already scheduled to sit in the director’s chair for some episodes.
Caron has previously worked on Netflix’s The Crown and Sherlock, while White is known for Nanny McPhee Returns and Masters of Sex.
Dave Filoni made his live-action directorial debut during the show’s sophomore season, and Bryce Dallas Howard dove head-first into behind-the-camera responsibilities despite only have a few directing credits beforehand.