The first season of “Star Wars: Andor” is currently being released on Disney+ and explores a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The series brings forward the tale of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved. It’s an era filled with danger, deception and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero.
It’s already been confirmed that the show will be returning for a second season, with a further twelve episodes. There will be a change in the format slightly for the second season, with the season being split into four blocks. Each block will be three episodes that cover a single a year. So the entire second season will cover Cassian’s story from the events of the first series until the events of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. And each block will be directed by a different directors, including Ariel Kleiman, Janus Metz, and Alonso Ruizpalacios.
During the TCA press day in August of this year, the show’s creator Tony Gilroy said:
“We really get to take the formative forging of Cassian Andor in the first 12 episodes and then we get to take that organism that we’ve built up and run it through the next four years in a really exciting narrative fashion.
Earlier this year, “Andor” star Stellan Skarsgård revealed that the production of Season 2 was set to begin in late 2022, and this past week, during a recent interview Tony Gilroy with Collider, he confirmed that production would begin on Monday 21st November 2022. He explained that he would be flying out to London to be there for the first shot of the season, before turning around and coming back home for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Tony also confirmed that his brother Dan Gilroy and Beau Willimon would be returning, along with newcomer Tom Bissell, adding that he’s
“really cool and really, really interesting, versatile, really good writer. But also a very, very, very big Star Wars fan, which we really wanted to make sure we had another pro because we’re going into Rogue [One].”
The first season of “Star Wars: Andor” is currently being released on Disney+, with three more episodes set to come later this month.