'Andor': Why were Denise Gough and Kyle Soller missing in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'
While both the stars know their arcs in the series, they have no idea why they are notable absentees in the 2016 flick
'Andor' might shed light on the adventures of Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), but the fate of the rest of the new members on the show is unknown. Adria Arjona's Bix Caleen, Denise Gough's Dedra Meero, and Kyle Soller's Syril Karn are some of the new faces in the much-awaited 'Star Wars' spy thriller, but they are nowhere to be seen in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' — the 2016 movie for which the series serves as a prequel to.
Denise Gough's Dedra is an imperial officer who serves Palpatine, while Soller's Syril will play a local enforcer on the show but has a hard time dealing with where his allegiances lie. While both characters will surely be seen in the two seasons (the second goes on floors later in November this year). While both characters in their own way teased how their journey would pan out in the spy thriller, neither of them had a clue about what happened to their characters in 'Rogue One'.
In an interview with Screen Rant, both stars shared their thoughts on their character arcs. "I know the journey through season 2, but I'm not in the movie. So, I don't have to think about it beyond that. I'm just kind of intrigued as to where [Syril and Dedra] go, together or singularly. I just know that there is a long journey ahead for her, but we can't rewrite the movie nor would we want to," Gough said. I'm really interested in episode 24. How come...? Maybe they've gone on holiday or something, and that's how they miss [Rogue One]. And then we get a spin-off; that's what's possible on the horizon for us. A spin-off of some lovely family drama."
"Yeah, maybe they start a dog kennel or something," Soller said. The official synopsis 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' premieres September 21 on Disney+ with three episodes followed by a new episode weekly.