if you liked it Obi Wan Kenobithat you don’t want to miss AndorDisney’s next Star Wars spin-off series.
Lucasfilm’s new “riveting spy thriller” is set five years before the events of the 2016 film villain one, who followed a group of rebels to steal plans of the Death Star and allow the Rebel Alliance to destroy it A new hope.
Here’s everything we know about the 12-part series Villain One Director Tony Gilroy…
Release date of Andor
The 12-episode series is scheduled to premiere on Disney Plus on August 31, 2022 with its first two episodes. The remainder of the season will be released weekly through November 9th.
A press release from Disney states…
“Andor will explore a new perspective from Perspective war of stars Galaxy focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover what he can make a difference. The series advances the story of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how humans and planets became involved. It is an era of peril, deceit and intrigue that Cassian will embark on the path destined to transform him into a rebellious hero.”
Meanwhile, a post on StarWars.com states…
“The gripping spy thriller will explore tales of espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless empire.”
Diego Luna repeats his Villain One role as Andor and he will lead an all-star cast including Adria Arjona (Good omens), Stellan Skarsgard (dune), Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter), Robert Ems (Chernobyl), Kyle Soller (Poldark) and theater star Denise Gough. Genevieve O’Reilly also reprises her role as Mon Mothma.
“Back to war of stars Universe is very special to me,” says Luna. “I have so many memories of the amazing work we did together and the relationships I formed throughout my journey. We have an amazing adventure ahead of us and this exciting new format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply.”
Luna also hinted that we’ll “definitely be seeing some familiar faces,” so we can expect some key characters from this film to return. Ben Mendelsohn will reprise his role as Orson Krennic, chief architect of the Death Star, and there are reports that Forest Whitaker may return as Saw Gerrera, the free-gun-wielding freedom fighter who first appeared in The Clone Wars.
We’ll keep you posted when we hear more…
What happens to Andor Cassian in Rogue One?
*Rogue One spoilers ahead*
Cassian joined the Rebellion at the age of six and during the tyranny of the Empire, serving in the Rebel Alliance as a veteran spy early in the film. During the events of Villain One He is secretly ordered to find and assassinate scientist Galen Erso, who has been captured by Director Orson Krenic and forced to help build the Death Star.
Andor, accompanied on the mission by his co-pilot, the reprogrammed Imperial security droid K-2SO, chose not to kill Galen, instead leading a team with Galen’s daughter Jyn Erso to steal the plans for the Death Star on Scarif .
As they infiltrate the data center, Krenic ambushes them, but they are able to relay the plans before the Death Star fires on the planet, killing Cassian and Jyn as they hug.
Will there be a season 2 of Andor?
A second 12-episode season is in development that will conclude the series and open up the events of Villain One.
Is there an Andor trailer?
There sure is, check it out below…