'Andor': Final trailer drops at D23, Diego Luna says show is about 'an awakening of a revolutionary'
Lucasfilm head honcho Kathleen Kennedy noted that there would be 24 episodes in total from the two seasons
'Andor' debuted with new footage in the form of a final trailer at the D23 panel and the latest update on the block is that Season 2 of the show is gearing up to go on floors. The much-awaited prequel series to 'Rogue One' has been labeled as the first spy thriller from the franchise and stars Diego Luna's Cassian Andor as the titular character.
Lucasfilm head honcho Kathleen Kennedy noted that there would be 24 episodes in total from the two seasons of 'Andor' — the second installment connecting to the events of the 'Rogue One' that sees the rebels steal the Death Star plans and hand it over to the Rebellion. Tony Gilroy, the man behind the 'Bourne' trilogy, serves as the showrunner. The series also stars Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgard, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, and Fiona Shaw in key roles.
Per a report by THR, Luna spoke to the fans during the convention. “It’s about an awakening of a revolutionary,” he said. The actor also spoke in Spanish to the Spanish-speaking 'Star Wars' ardents, while Soller, also a part of the panel, hinted at the villainous role he would play on the show.
Luna serves as one of the EPs on the show and said it gives him a bit more room to be more involved. “As an actor, you’re often just thrown into something that is already happening, but in this one, I had the chance to be there from beginning to end.”
The official synopsis for the much-awaited prequel reads, "The Andor series will explore 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."
'Andor' releases three episodes on September 21, 2022, on Disney+. Fans can watch the nine-minute movie on the app.