Lucasfilm has been filming the second season of “Star Wars: Andor” in the United Kingdom for most of this year, but the writer’s and actors’ strikes in Hollywood have now caused filming to be temporarily paused.

The “Andor” series 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.

According to Deadline, filming on the upcoming second season of the Disney+ show was due to wrap in just a few weeks ago, but with the US actors who are members of the Screen Writer’s Guild going on strike, they are unable to shoot those scenes.

The Screen Actors Guild is on strike because they are unable to reach an agreement with the studios, including Disney, over a number of issues, including increased pay, streaming residual payments, the use of AI and improved working conditions, many of which haven’t been updated since the 1960s.

Since the series is being filmed in the United Kingdom, many of the actors involved in the show are members of the British acting union, Equity, who aren’t on strike. So filming is apparently going to try to continue as long as possible, without those SAG actors.   However, without the SAG actors, they might hit a point when they can’t film anymore and will have to suspend filming temporarily.   British Equity actors risk being sued for breach of contract if they walk off set in solidarity with American colleagues.

Back at the Star Wars Celebration event in London in April, it was revealed during the “Andor” panel that they had hoped to be finished shooting in August and with a year of post-production, which includes all the special effects that are needed for this sci-fi adventure, if it followed the pattern of the first season, that it was hoped the show would arrive on Disney+ in August 2024. However, depending on how long the actors’ strike continues, it may cause further delays to the show being released on Disney+.

The first season of “Andor” is available to stream now on Disney+.

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