If you are a Star Wars fanatic make sure not to miss Andor, the Rogue One (2016) prequel on Disney Plus. Treating viewers to a total of twenty-four episodes, which will be divided into two seasons, this series will be a must watch.
What Is Andor About?
Andor is set five years before the events in Rogue One. It follows the main character of Cassian Andor as he joins the Rebel Alliance. Exploring a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, it focuses on Andor’s realisation of the difference he can make whilst rebelling against the Empire.
In a recent interview producer and showrunner, Tony Gilroy, explained that ‘we put Andor in a big hole…five years earlier, he’s a very different man’ which helps viewers understand how ‘people change’. With Andor being a ‘leader, a seducer and capable of changing his mind’ in Rogue One, Gilroy intends to show the progression from the man he was, to the man he is becoming using childhood flashbacks. Clever.
Who Is In The Cast Of Andor?
The following cast members have been confirmed for Andor:
- Diego Luna as Cassian Andor
- Killing Eve’s Fiona Shaw
- Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma
- Forest Whittaker as Saw Gerrara
- Fiona Shaw who has starred in Harry Potter and Killing Eve
- Stellan Skarsgård famous for his roles in Chernobyl and Marvel’s Thor Movies
- Adria Arjona
- Denise Gough
- Kyle Soller who is best known for his appearance in the BBC drama, Poldark
- Robert Emms
- David Hayman
- Anton Lesser
- Faye Marsay
When Will Andor Be Released?
The first two episodes of Andor are scheduled to be released on the 31st of August 2022 on Disney Plus. Episodes are expected to drop weekly each Wednesday. Being substantially longer than other Star Wars series, such as The Mandalorian (8 episodes) or WandaVision (9 episodes), Disney plus is giving its dedicated viewers a treat.
Take a look at the teaser that has just dropped. From this teaser alone, fans can tell this series is going to be big.