One of the very first series announced for Disney+ was a Star Wars series featuring Captain Cassian Andor, who was first introduced in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”, with Diego Luna returning in the role, and it was revealed last year that the show would be called “Andor”.
With multiple delays slowing down production beginning, over the past year, filming has been underway in multiple locations in the United Kingdom, and Bespin Bulletin has confirmed that principal photography has now been completed.
“Last week I checked in with my Pinewood Studios sources on the Andor production on August 18th and they were very much still busy filming which I first mentioned on my podcast, BOB The Podcast earlier this week. On August 20th I checked in once again to learn that multiple cast members had wrapped, including some that had been filming for several months but did not get confirmation that the production was finished or that leading man Diego Luna had concluded filming.”
Filming began last November at the Pinewood Studios, and during last years Investors Day event, that filming was underway, with a special sizzle real being released showcasing this.
Unlike “The Mandalorian”, which was filmed using the “Volume” virtual stage, “Andor” has been filmed like a traditional movie and will consist of 12 episodes.
The new Disney+ series will also star Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Alex Lawther, Fiona Shaw, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller and Genevieve O’Reilly, who will be returning as Mon Mothma. It’s also been rumoured that Ben Mendelsohn and Forest Whitaker will also be returning to our screens.
Filming has also had to contend with multiple waves of the pandemic, including multiple national lockdowns in the United Kingdom, plus some extreme weather, which will no doubt cause issues on the huge outdoor sets.
While filming is now complete, it still might be a while before it arrives on Disney+ since there will still be a lot of special effects to add and potential reshoots, but hopefully, it won’t be too long until we get some more information on this series.
Not much is yet known about the series, such as what the plot will be about, other than it being set in the early days of the rebellion against the Empire.
Are you looking forward to this new Star Wars series arriving on Disney+?