The Disney juggernaut continues its production of new star wars content with no fewer than three additional shows premiering in 2022 and others will be released in 2023. The next series, Andorwill be split into two main parts and works as a prequel to the amazing movie A thug. This series is meant to show the grimy work of fomenting a rebellion and will reveal the darker work of the rebellion’s spies and secret soldiers. Here’s everything we know about this exciting spin-off series.
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When and where is Star Wars: Andor coming out?
Like all the next star wars series, Andor will be available exclusively on Disney+. It’s lucky because Disney+ has expanded to many more countries. Currently, 34 countries have access to Disney+, but for those who don’t, there are still options. For projects such as Ms. Marvel, Disney used movie theaters to show a number of episodes of the series at a time. Although there was no such announcement for Andorfans may get this option depending on Disney’s plans.
Release date is set for Wednesday, August 31, 2022. It also appears that Andor will follow the typical Disney+ release structure of a new episode released weekly. It will also be the longest non-live-action series. star wars shows, with a total of 12 episodes in the first season. So you can tune in every Wednesday from August 31 to November 9, because there will be two episodes released on the premiere date. Since the release dates of the next Tales of the Jedi and Bad lot Season 2 are sometimes this fall, we could very well have several star wars series coming out at the same time.
So far, there has only been one trailer released for the upcoming series. More will likely be released over time, but we got quite a few details from the first trailer. It helps that the trailer is quite long, lasting one minute and fifty-four seconds.
One of the things you notice in the trailer is the absolute lack of fan-favorite sarcastic droid K-2SO. Alan Tudykwho voiced the character in RogueOne, confirmed that K-2SO will not appear in the first season but also said he might appear in later stories so we’re hoping to get K-2SO’s backstory in season 2. We also see what appear to be some of the early Rebel soldiers and even possibly clones working for the empire. One of the reports of the A thug movie is the reappearance of the Death Troopers, and we hope to see them in action again.
Who’s in the cast of Star Wars: Andor?
While we have confirmation from many of the show’s cast so far, we still don’t know much about the characters they will be portraying. It looks like Disney isn’t just introducing a bunch of new characters to the star wars universe but also play their cards close to their chest.
For our returning roles, we have a few familiar faces. Diego Luna will reprise his lead role as Cassian Andor for the entire series. Whitaker Forest will also resume his live portrayal of fanatic Saw Gerrera, whose death was shown in A thug and who has made appearances in both Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: The Bad Batch. Genevieve O’Reilly will be back in his role as A thug as good as Star Wars: Rebels as Senator Mon Mothma, who was an early supporter of the rebellion and eventually the leader of the New Republic. A few characters named but new to the star wars the universe are Anton Valensi like Ben and Irregular veteran Alex Farms as Sergeant Kostek. Ben should appear in three episodes and Kostek in twelve.
And that’s the majority of named roles that have been released so far on Andor. We have a semi-complete cast list which includes a veteran actor Stellan Skarsgard, Pacific Rimit is Adria Arjona, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Yennefer from the video game Denise Goughand Harry Potterit is Fiona Shaw. This cast is full of experienced actors and actresses, so we can definitely expect to see some stellar performances.
What is Star Wars: Andor about?
Andor is intended to portray the more brutal side of the Rebellion, telling not only the origin story of the Rebellion itself, but also that of the titular character. In RogueOne, we see that Cassian is ready to kill another rebel spy to stop him giving vital information to the rebellion, and he nearly assassinates Galen Erso as well. It demonstrates a difficult past, with a high likelihood of betrayals and losses from Cassian’s perspective, so I wouldn’t assume any character is safe on the show.
We also know from the trailer that this first season takes place relatively early in the post-Order 66 world as the Stormtroopers aren’t wearing their classic armor yet, and we see a large training center that indicates the Empire may not have completely abandoned the use of clones yet, either. We also see a good chunk of the interior of Imperial installations, which suggests that this series will focus a bit on classified data theft and spy missions. There’s also not a single mention of the Force or a lightsaber, so this series will be one of the most. star wars stories of not having a Jedi (or even a Sith) as a central character. We cannot count on the possibility of Inquisitors Live or even Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader itself, especially as they appear in Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Is there a season 2 of Andor in preparation?
The future is set for Star Wars: Andor like the show the second season has already been confirmed. This is a two-part series that will consist of two seasons of 12 episodes. The writers have been very clear that each season will continue its thematic elements and are different periods of Cassian’s journey (and by extension the Rebellion). We also know that at least a few additional characters, such as K-2SO, will return for the second season. This gives fans a lot to look forward to, both in the first and second seasons. Andor Filming for season 2 is expected to begin in fall 2022, likely after the season 1 finale.
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