'Andor': Diego Luna confirms time jump in Season 1, will it be after Episode 6?
Five episodes in, and 'Andor' is all set to see a time jump, meaning the aftermath of the dangerous mission that Cassian (Diego Luna) and the rebels may or may not be fully explained. The last two chapters saw the exhaustive and meticulous preparation that went into the mission of raiding a garrison and stealing the Imperial payroll. As suicidal as it seems, the outcome will surely guarantee Cassian's survival but leaves the fate of the rest of the rebels unanswered.
What there will be though is a time jump. The ramifications of the mission may probably play out in the later half of the season, but for now, the new time jump may come with an interview and new storyline — or for better accuracy, a different stage in Cassian's life. Luna, in an interview with TVLine, confirmed the flash-forward. The question though is if this time jump takes place right after the Garrison raid.
“There is, there is, yeah,” he said before explaining series creator Tony Gilroy’s approach to the series. “We have 12 episodes to cover a year,” he said, adding, “So what happens with the series — and again, I 'blame’ Tony Gilroy — is just when you think you understand what [the show] is going to be like, what kind of tone you’re going to be in, what characters are going to be around and what the setting is, the series will take you somewhere else and you will go and start from scratch."
He further added, “That way the series can transform to be yes, the adventure-and-action piece that you would hope a Star Wars is.” Luna continued, “But then it will be able to turn into a spy thriller and become very political, and then in a moment become very intimate and character-driven, and then back to the big scope. Spanning one year over one season is a long time so Tony Gilroy really took that to the next level.”
Episodes 1-5 of 'Andor' are streaming on Disney+.