'Andor': 5 things about the 'Star Wars' spin-off series starring Diego Luna
Even as 'The Book of Boba Fett' continues to make waves and sets the tone for 'The Mandalorian' Season 3, Diego Luna's 'Andor' is one of the latest spin-offs from the 'Star Wars' franchise that's quietly gearing up for a release on Disney+ and has reportedly been renewed for a new season even before its release. Set around five years before the Rebel spies figured out the plans to the Death Star, the series focuses on Luna's Cassian Andor, a secret service operative working for the Rebellion against the Empire.
Labeled as a thriller — a rare genre from 'Star Wars', Luna who also serves as one of the EPs said the spin-off would see a lot of familiar faces in the show. Some of the live-action series include 'Rangers of the New Republic' from Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni that is set during the same timeline of 'The Mandalorian', a new Landi Calrissian even series titled 'Lando' from Justin Simien, Russian Doll Leslye Headland's mysterious 'Star Wars' series is titled, 'The Acolyte' and is dubbed a mystery-thriller series. Ahead of the release, here's everything we know about 'Andor'.
When will 'Andor' release
There is no official announcement about the premiere of the 12- episode spin-off, however, with the much-awaited 'Star Wars' series reportedly renewed for a second season, there is a possibility of 'Andor' dropping sometime in the second half of 2022 on Disney+.
Who stars in 'Andor'
'Rogue One's' Diego Luna will star in the thriller series and will be joined by Adria Arjona, Stellan Skarsgård, Fiona Shaw, Robert Emms, Denise Gough, and Kyle Soller. Genevieve O’Reilly also reprises her role as Mon Mothma.
What is 'Andor' all about
Per Techradar, the synopsis reads, "Andor is a prequel to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars story, a spy story focusing on the exploits of intelligence operative Cassian Andor." Previously, StarWars.com said that the series will be set five years before the events of 'Rogue One', essentially it's set prior to the destructive battle that shatters the Death Star in 'Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.'
The series is created by Tony Gilroy, best-known for writing the wrote the screenplays for the first four films of the Bourne series. Luna, Gilroy, and Kathleen Kennedy serve as the executive producers.
Here's a quick look at the clip Star Wars gave fans.