Andor is the latest Disney + show to hit the streaming platform, enriching the story of Diego Luna’s hero Cassian Andorra.
Cassian first appeared in a standalone version star Wars movie Rogue 1. A Star Wars Story where he helped Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) steal the Death Star plans with a rag group of rebels, and the upcoming series is a prequel to that.
Here’s everything you need to know about the show and what it will mean for the cult sci-fi series.
Andor timeline explained: how Star Wars will lead to Rogue One
Andor has already received an early renewal and will have a total of two seasons, and the show will lead directly to the events of Rogue 1. A Star Wars Story.
Tony Gilroy, the company’s showrunner Andor, he spoke extensively about his plans for the show, saying that when he undertook the project it was planned to run for five seasons. Instead, it has been shortened to two seasons.
The show will run 12 episodes per season, and Gilroy explains that the creative team is getting closer to the show in “blocks of three” in season 2, with each block skipping to another year in Cassian’s life.
In August, during the Disney + TV Critics Association (TCA) virtual press day, per Deadline, Gilroy said, “We’re narrating the year in our first 12 episodes we’ve finished, we’re actually finishing the last mix on [episode] 12 tomorrow.
“We’re going to do another 12 episodes starting in November, and the organizational rule is that we’re doing blocks of three, so last year we looked at the difficulty of doing five years, which seemed like another 30 years.
“The answer presented itself elegantly; we’ll take our four blocks of three [episodes] in the second half of the show and each block will represent the next year closer. In the first 12 episodes, we’ll really go into the formative forging of Cassian Andor, then take this organism that we’ve built and carry it through the next four years in a really exciting narrative fashion.
With that in mind, season 1 of Andor will take place over the course of one year, while season 2 will follow the character for the four years leading up to the events of Rogue 1. A Star Wars Story.
The Disney + show begins in BBY 5, which is around the same time that Jyn Erso is dumped by Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker) in Rogue 1.
Gilroy also revealed that he knows exactly what the final shot of the entire series will be. Will follow Andor as he goes to meet Daniel Mays’ character, Tivik whom he meets and kills in the initial moments Rogue 1.
In an interview with PlaylistThe showrunner said of the scene: “Our final scene of the show is no secret; will be [Cassian] Walking on the tarmac to get to the ship to go to the Rings of Kafrene to meet Daniel Mays [character]he’s going there.
“I mean, you watch people watching the History Channel and so on. What’s the story? Well, you know how it turns out. And the question is still why this happened? So we have a really cool narrative that we’re going to do. “
The Andor premiere will take place on Wednesday, September 21 with the first three episodes on Disney +, and then the series will air weekly.
Update 9/21/22 at 3:16 ET: This article has been updated to include details of the year “Andor” is played.
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