'Andor': Will Alan Tudyk return as K2-SO? Actor hints at droid's no-show in Season 1
Those familiar with 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' know that the droid died a heroic death in the rebels' attempt to steal the Death Star's plans
Alan Tudyk's K-2SO is one of the fan favorites expected to return in 'Andor', although it might be a bit of a wait before we see the lovable droid. The series will see a couple of familiar faces including Forest Whitaker, and the Disney+ series is set to debut this September.
Those familiar with 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' know that the droid died a heroic death in the rebels' attempt to steal the Death Star's plans. He plays his part in fending off the Empire as he takes quite the blasting from the Stormtroopers. His systems eventually fail and are the first hints that things may not end so well for the rest of the protagonists. The movie ends with the death of Andor (Diego Luna)and Jyn Orso (Jones)after they relay the Death Star schematics to the Rebellion. Andor joins a rebel mission to steal the plans but is one of the casualties he died with Rogue One when the Death Star wipes out the Scarif facility where the plans were located.
Speaking about his role in 'Andor', Tudyk didn't give away much. "They're shooting it right now, I'm not in it, he said during last year's D23 Expo. But, if it stays on the air, stories keep getting told, I'll end up in there," Tudyk explained. "I'm in all these announcements for the show, and I had suggested at D23 when we announced in the show, that it be called K2 Fast K2 Furious: The Cassian Andor Series and, um, that's not happening, it's called Andor!"
However, Luna's tease about an already confirmed Season 2 shows there is hope to see the beloved droid again. "I think that's something that this long format gives us. It's the flexibility to literally transform and go somewhere else and meet other characters and find other planets and discover new things. It's a fantastic format, and it's very ambitious. It's complete freedom. You have room, you have space, you have time, and that is lovely when you have something to say," he said in an exclusive with THR.
'Andor' releases September 21 on Disney+.