Lucasfilm is bringing a plethora of series to Disney+, Disney’s streaming service. They started with The Mandalorian in 2019, and they announced a few more shows during The Walt Disney Company Investor Presentation on December 10, 2020. They also brought details about previously revealed series, including the Rogue One spinoff centered on Cassian Andor. This is everything we know about Andor.
Andor began filming in London in November 2020. Tony Gilroy created the series, which will run for 12 episodes. It’s unclear if this is intended to be a limited series or if it has the potential to continue beyond a single season.
Setting and story
We don’t have details on the story yet, aside from knowing we’re going to follow Cassian before he crossed paths with Jyn Erso. StarWars.com calls it “a tense nail-biting thriller.” Maybe we’ll see Cassian helping establish the Rebel Alliance and working with Mon Mothma in the early days. Even by Rogue One the Rebellion’s just begun. I hope to see him be Fulcrum. A few people have been Fulcrum—it’s a code name for a Rebel secret agent.
Lucasfilm is treating Andor as a feature film. With concept art, prop-building, and a full creature team, it does look like they’re going all in. It’s something I’ve enjoyed about The Mandalorian. They do have a smaller budget, but much of the time, it isn’t glaringly obvious. Especially with the help of the Volume for filming. It seems like Andor may involve more practical sets, and I’m already getting big Rebellion vibes from what they revealed in the sizzle.
The cast for the series includes Genevieve O’Reilly, who will reprise her role as Mon Mothma (Rogue One). Co-stars Stellan Skarsgard, Denise Gough, and Kyle Soller will be part of the story. And obviously we have Diego Luna as Cassian. Though in the above behind-the-scenes peek video, they mention there are 200 main cast members. Which is just a few.
Andor will arrive to Disney+ in 2022. We’ll share more when we know it.
Originally published on December 10, 2020.
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