The last time Star Wars fans saw Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) it was on the beach of the planet Scarif. He died embracing Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) as the Death Star’s laser engulfed them both. Now we get to go back in time and explore how Andor got to where he was in 2016’s Rogue One with the upcoming Disney Plus prequel series, Andor.
Is There A Release Date Yet?
Although there’s no official release date yet for Star Wars: Andor, we do know that pre-production has already started. Disney released a first look trailer for the series last month, which included some tantalizing behind-the-scenes moments and concept art. Check out the video below.
So there’s an important fact revealed in that video, courtesy of Andor’s costume designer Michael Wilkinson. Andor will have twelve episodes. Instagram user Bespin Bulletin also revealed some set photos for Andor that you can check out here. (Note the green screen!)
Two new directors recently joined the Andor production team. They are Ben Caron (The Crown, Sherlock) and Susanna White (Nanny McPhee Returns, Boardwalk Empire). The other confirmed Andor director is Toby Haynes, who also directed episodes of two hit BBC television series Sherlock and Doctor Who. Haynes also has other notable directorial credits to his name, including Black Mirror and Being Human.
What Kind of Show Will Andor Be?
Plot details aren’t currently confirmed, but Disney has described the show as a spy thriller. Diego Luna spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about what excited him about reprising his role as Cassian Andor.
“Rogue One was a story of regular people. It was regular people doing incredible things, and in a way, it’s a film that reminds us of the power we all have if we have a conviction. So, yeah, I feel blessed to have the chance to revisit this role.”
Rogue One co-writer Tony Gilroy is the creator and showrunner for Andor. Confirmed cast members for Andor include Stellan Skarsgard, Adria Arjona, Fiona Shaw, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, and Genevieve O’Reilly reprising her role as Mon Mothma, one of the founders of the Rebel Alliance.
But Will K-2SO Return?
Cassian’s snarky re-programmed Imperial droid also met his end in Rogue One. Will fans get to see the story of how Cassian met K-2SO in Andor? K-2SO actor Alan Tudyk has said he won’t be on the show…yet. Tudyk told Collider that, “It’s just that the story that Tony [Gilroy] is telling doesn’t involve K-2SO until later on… I can’t be too specific, but I can definitely say that I’m not going to be in the first season.”
Does this mean the show will have more than one season? Let’s not jump ahead of ourselves until it’s officially confirmed by Disney. However, Andor looks like it’s shaping up to be a promising new Star Wars series. Stay tuned for more updates.
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