While Star Wars fans are excited about the next Star Wars series, “Obi-Wan Kenobi”, hitting Disney+ from May 25th, there is also another live-action series due to arrive later this year, “Andor”, which follows Captain Cassian Andor, who was first introduced in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”.
“Andor”, is a tense nail-biting spy thriller created by Tony Gilroy and will see Diego Luna, reprising the role of rebel spy Cassian Andor and he will be joined by Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Fiona Shaw, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller and Genevieve O’Reilly, who will be returning as Mon Mothma.
“Andor” was one of the very first series announced for Disney+ back in 2018 and according to Bespin Bulletin the new series is due to arrive on Disney+ this August.
Up until this week, Disney had kept Marvel and Star Wars shows apart on the Disney+ schedule, but from June, both “Ms Marvel” and “Obi-Wan Kenobi” will have new episodes being released weekly. One reason for this, is Disney+ now has been able to catch up following all the delays due to the pandemic and has had all of its studios creating content for the streaming service. Meaning, we’ve got multiple series and films coming out this year, so Disney+ is less reliant on one single series to keep people engaged for months at a time. As there are still at least four more Marvel series coming this year to Disney+ and other shows like the “Willow” to slide into the schedule.
Another major shift for “Andor”, is that it is reported to have 12 episodes in the season, so if the show starts to premiere in August, new episodes being released weekly could still be spread over September, October and possibly into November, if the series debuts in late August.
In 2022, we’ve already had “The Book Of Boba Fett”, and we are still expecting the second season of “The Bad Batch” at some point this year, plus the third season of “The Mandalorian” is due to arrive later this year, possibly around Christmas.
Filming on the second season of “Andor” is reportedly due to begin later this year. The series was originally supposed to arrive on Disney+ in 2021, but due to the pandemic, filming was delayed.
Are you looking forward to “Andor” arriving on Disney+?
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