Today saw the release of the first three episodes of the first season of “Star Wars: Andor” on Disney+. This 12-episode series takes place prior to the events of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”
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.
Diego Luna returns as Cassian Andor and is joined by cast members Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller and Fiona Shaw. The executive producers are Kathleen Kennedy, Tony Gilroy, Sanne Wohlenberg, Diego Luna and Michelle Rejwan. Tony Gilroy is also the creator and showrunner.
A second season of the show has already been confirmed and will have a slightly different format to the first season. The second season will still have twelve episodes, but they will be broken down into groups of three, with each set of episodes representing a year in Andor’s life before the events of “Rogue One”.
Filming on the second season is due to begin in November, and it might be a while until we get the second season on Disney+, as during an interview The Wrap, “Andor” showrunner Tony Gilroy teased it won’t likely arrive on Disney+ until late 2024:
“I have two more years to go. We start shooting in November on Part 2. And I don’t know if … Our past pattern was two years, but I mean, I’ll be on … We’ll shoot from November to August. And then our post[-production] last time was about a year.”
Tony Gilroy has been creating the new “Andor” series for a number of years, but won’t be going anywhere for a while.
“As suspect as my involvement in the community is, by the time I’m done, I’ll have had my hands on 26 hours of ‘Star Wars’ content. I will be a player by the time we finish. This is me sticking around right now. I think that’s the headline.”
The good news, is for the next 2 and half months, we’ve got new episodes of “Andor” to look forward to each week. With filming not taking place until this winter and with lots of special effects and editing to do, it’ll be a while until we see the further adventures of Cassian Andor on Disney+. Plus with “Andor” having almost twice as many episodes as a season of “The Mandalorian”, it does mean it takes much longer to film and produce.
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.