When will 'Andor' come out and where to watch the much-anticipated 'Star Wars' show?
The origin story of Cassian Andor and the Rebellion might just be one of the darkest and roughest shows from the 'Star Wars' franchise
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 for the Death Star, the series focuses on Luna's Cassian Andor, a secret service operative working for the Rebellion against the Empire.
Created by Tony Gilroy, best-known for writing the wrote the screenplays for the first four films of the Bourne series, the series also sees him serve as the Executive Producers alongside Luna and Kathleen Kennedy. 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, it was revealed 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.'
Here's all we know about 'Andor' ahead of its release:
When does 'Andor' release?
'Andor' was slated to release on August 21, 2022, but was later pushed by nearly a month, and the latest release date is now September 21, 2022 and will debut with three episodes. The series comprises of 12 in total making it the show with the most episodes after 'The Mandalorian' which had eight episodes.
Where to watch 'Andor'?
The series can be streamed live on Disney+
Who stars in 'Andor'?
Diego Luna will reprise his role as Cassian Andor in the series, as well Forest Whitaker who will play the live-action version of Saw Gerrera, whose death was shown in 'Rogue One'. The character was seen in 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' and 'Star Wars: The Bad Batch'. Also returning is Genevieve O'Reilly as senator Mon Mothma. New faces in Anton Valensi as Ben and Irregulars veteran Alex Ferms as Sergeant Kostek appear while veteran Hollywood star Stellan Skarsgård plays Luthen on the show.
What is 'Andor' about?
The latest 'Star Wars' show focuses on the darker side of the Rebellion. It serves as an origin story for Andor and the Rebellion. Those who watched 'Rogue One' will remember seeing Cassian Andor ready to kill a spy to stop him from passing on ket information to the Rebellion. Safe to say, it just might be one of the darker shows from the franchise. It is also set in the post-Order 66 era where a few Imperial facilities are shown and also encompasses all elements that make for a perfect spy thriller. The thriller shows no lightsabers or force at this stage, but we can expect a Jedi or two to pop up.
Latest buzz around 'Andor'
'Andor' has been renewed for Season 2
'Andor' will return as the show has already been confirmed for Season 2. The second installment will feature 12 episodes as well with the creators keen on fleshing out Cassian and the Rebellion's journey in as much detail as possible. It's already been revealed that a few characters such as K-2SO will return and production is set to go on floors in Fall 2022.