Star Wars: Andor Showrunner Shares Disappointing News for Season 2 Release Date
The following chapter of the Star Wars universe arrives on Disney+ this week, with the presentation of Star Wars: Andor, the prequel series to Maverick One: A Star Wars Story. Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor will get a full backstory in the series, showing how he became the Rebel leader that fans met at the start of Maverick One. The story is planned to be told in 24 parts, throughout two seasons consisting of 12 episodes each. The second season is definitely happening, however fans will unfortunately have to wait some time to see it.
Andor showrunner Tony Gilroy spoke to TheWrap ahead of the show’s debut and addressed the schedule of Season 2. Creation starts in November of this year, yet the process of making a full season takes quite a while. It’s possible we won’t see the second installment of the series until 2024.
“I have two additional years to go,” Gilroy said. “We start shooting in November on Part 2. And I couldn’t say whether … Our past pattern was two years, however I mean, I’ll be on … We’ll shoot from November to August. And then our post[-production] last time was about a year.”
The series aims to investigate the story of Cassian Andor, diving profound into the early years of the Rebellion in the process. Luna, reprising his role from Maverick One, says that the series will show how he became such a pivotal figure in the battle against the Domain.
“We’ll get to answer that and many other questions,” Luna told ComicBook.com. “He talks about being part of this battle since he was six years old in Rebel One. He talks about an extremely dark past. He talks about doing horrible stuff for the Rebellion. We’re gonna get to understand what he means, you know? The writing of Tony Gilroy is really interesting and complex. And I don’t think individuals actually know exactly what I’m talking about. As, I didn’t either. At the point when I read the material and his try out and his ideas, I was like, ‘Goodness, this is amazing.’ It’s, it’s in essence, it’s what I had in mind when I was playing the role, yet obviously the way that it happens and the specificity and the setting is just extremely rich and exciting to watch.”
The first three episode of Andor will make a big appearance on Wednesday, September 21st, just on Disney+.