Star Wars: Andor Showrunner Sets the Background for New Series

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Star Wars: Andor showrunner and Bourne writer Tony Gilroy has shared new details of his Disney+ series with Vanity Fair. It will be set five years before the events of Star Wars: Rogue One and show how Cassian Andor evolves from a thief/assassin to rebel fighter. There will be flashbacks and other Star Wars characters: Genevieve O’Reilly will reprise her role as Mon Mothma, Alan Tudyk is being sought to return as reformed empire droid K-2SO, and Forest Whitaker will return as Saw Gerrera. There are around 75 characters in the first season, some of whose stories will continue in season two. The series is described as a two-part novel and will expand on the stories of legacy characters and change the way fans think about them.

“There are certain events that happen in these five years that are important and need to be paid attention to,” Gilroy said. “There are certain people, characters that are legacy characters, that the audience, the passionate audience, really feels that they have an understanding of and know.”

Andor, a tense nail-biting spy thriller created by Tony Gilroy, is set to arrive on Disney+ in 2022. Diego Luna, reprising the role of rebel spy Cassian Andor from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, will be joined by a fantastic new cast that includes Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Fiona Shaw, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller and Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma. 

Sources: Vanity Fair, Disney+, We Got This Covered

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