Image: Lucasfilm

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

Go to thread

Don’t Miss Out on More FPS Review Content!

Our weekly newsletter includes a recap of our reviews and a run down of the most popular tech news that we published.

Peter Brosdahl

As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my...

10 comments

  1. A show no one asked for about a character that died in a movie we've already seen and didn't think much of anyway. Unbelievable.
    I'm sure someone would argue the same thing about the Obi-Wan series.
  2. I'm beginning to see a pattern with my viewing habits for all of the new ST, Marvel, and SW series. Sure, I put in the effort to watch them when they come out and even give some compliments here and there, but then after it's all said and done I rarely go back to rewatch any.
  3. I'm beginning to see a pattern with my viewing habits for all of the new ST, Marvel, and SW series. Sure, I put in the effort to watch them when they come out and even give some compliments here and there, but then after it's all said and done I rarely go back to rewatch any.
    Unfortunately, all of these franchises are being run into the ground by current "creatives." Even when stuff isn't that bad it's still not good. They have no reverence for what came before and they **** on the lore.
    I'm sure someone would argue the same thing about the Obi-Wan series.
    You could make that argument, but I wouldn't. Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan was actually entertaining in the prequels.
  4. on an almost totally unrelated side note. . .was watching the latest episode of The Unexplained about curses and whatnot and there was a clip with Alec Guiness from 1977-78 where he said he told James Dean that there was something not right about his new Porche Spider and that it'd be the death of him, and well, a week later he died in it. JD should've listened to Obi-Wan!
  5. I actually want to watch Andor, not really because of the character, but more becuase of what led to the rebellion.

    I expect some obi-wan crossover a la mando/bobba. I guess they could also do a Bobba crossover too, but I don't think that's a good idea.
  6. A show no one asked for about a character that died in a movie we've already seen and didn't think much of anyway. Unbelievable.
    They make dubious quality shows that nobody wants, and they don't seem to care whether they are successful or not. For Star Wars and Marvel too. I can't help but wonder if they are a money laundering front now.
  7. I'm sure someone would argue the same thing about the Obi-Wan series.
    Except the obi-wan series won't be about obi-wan, but a woman who already called star wars fans racists and claimed that star wars never had black people in it. So your typical neighborhood woke lunatic.
  8. I actually want to watch Andor, not really because of the character, but more becuase of what led to the rebellion.

    I expect some obi-wan crossover a la mando/bobba. I guess they could also do a Bobba crossover too, but I don't think that's a good idea.
    I'll be watching this as well. They seem to be going back to explain how things led up to the new movies/series are today which can be interesting. This is basically how Star Wars has worked from the beginning.
  9. Except the obi-wan series won't be about obi-wan, but a woman who already called star wars fans racists and claimed that star wars never had black people in it. So your typical neighborhood woke lunatic.
    The constant "bait and switch" tactics used to spread "the message" is getting old. If you have a show that uses a fan favorite legacy character that's named after that character, you might want to keep the show about the title character.

Leave a comment

Please log in to your forum account to comment