The new "Star Wars" series "Andor" will be released on Disney+ this August already. A few days ago, there was not only a first picture, but also some initial information about the series. On the picture, which was exclusively published by Empire Magazine, we can see Stellan Skarsgård and Diego Luna. Luna will again take on the role of the rebel Cassian Andor, who previously made a fateful appearance in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story". The series, however, is intended to function as a sort of prequel to "Rogue One" and shed new light on the character of the titular hero.
Series creator Tony Gilroy revealed further details in an interview with Empire Magazine. Accordingly, the five-year storyline will be told within two seasons. The episodes will be broken down into different story arcs. In seasons 1 and 2, that would be four story arcs of three episodes each, making a total of 24 episodes. In between the story parts there will always be some time jumps to illustrate the long duration of the rebellion. Season 1 will cover one year only, while season 2 will take us through the remaining four years leading up to "Rogue One". It sounds like an interesting concept that sets "Andor" apart from existing live-action series such as "The Mandalorian" or "Obi-Wan Kenobi" and is unique to the "Star Wars" universe as such.
In addition to Skarsgård and Luna, the cast also includes Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera, Ben Mendelsohn as Orson Krennic and Genevieve O'Reilly as Mon Mothma. We are eagerly awaiting the premiere of "Andor" on Disney+ on August 31, 2022.