Star Wars Celebration’s Lucasfilm Panel is underway, and the first trailer for Andor has released, alongside an official release date! It was also confirmed that the series will have a second season, leading up to the events of the 2016 prequel film, Rogue One, and will go into production this November. Both seasons will consist of 12 episodes, which is by far the largest amount of any “high-profile” Disney+ show so far, which usually run to about six to nine episodes.
Created by Tony Gilroy, with episodes directed by Toby Haynes, Ben Caron, and Susanna White, the series will star Diego Luna, Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Fiona Shaw, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, Genevieve O’Reilly, and Forest Whitaker. It is also rumored that Ben Mendelsohn will be reprising his role as Director Orson Krennic from Rogue One. Gilroy was initially attached as director, but had to back out due to COVID-19-related travel limitations that prevented him from going to the United Kingdom, where the series was shot.
Its plot 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.”
You can watch the trailer below and stream the series on August 31st on Disney+: