An infallible amalgamation of layered characters, mixed with riveting dialogues and ravishing set design, Andor has garnered its unique reputation in the Star Wars universe right now. An American science-fiction action-adventure limited series, Andor is created by Tony Gilroy for Disney +.
Serving as the prequel to both the spin-off film Rogue One (2016) and the original Star Wars film (1977), Andor is the fourth live-action series in the popular Star Wars franchise. For those unversed, the series encircles the life of the thief-turned-Rebel spy Cassian Andor spanning the five years that achieve fruition in the events of the two aforementioned films.
Owing to its exponential popularity, Andor is coming for its second and final season. Originally, Cassian’s story was going to conclude with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, however, now with showrunner Tony Gilroy planning to tell the whole story, the fans of the show are excited about what’s coming their way. That being said, here’s everything you need to know about Andor season 2 on Disney plus.
When can we expect Andor season two to arrive on Disney +?
As per Collider, the showrunner Tony Gilroy revealed that season two began filming on Monday, November 21, 2022, that is even before the season one finale, and it will carry on until August 2023. Once the filming is wrapped, the post-production process will begin. Taking into consideration the schedule for season one, Gilroy said, “If past is a predicate, and we do the same thing we did before, it’ll be on the same schedule. It will come out two years later.” He further added, “The only place you can accelerate the processes is in the post, and the only way you can accelerate in the post is with money, and money is tight.
“So, I don’t really know, there would have to be some serious motivation next May or June or something. Someone would have to say, ‘Wow, we really need this, and we’re willing to pay X.’ Rogue One proved, if you throw money at it, you can do a post really, really fast. It’s just very, very, very expensive.”
According to DigitalSpy, “Unless the House of Mouse starts throwing some cold, hard cash at Andor, it looks like Cassian won’t be back for a second season until 2024 at the earliest.”
Who are the cast members of Andor season 2?
We expect the following cast members to return for the second and final season of Andor:
- Diego Luna as Cassian Andor
- Kyle Soller as Syril Karn
- Adria Arjona as Bix Caleen
- Stellan Skarsgård as Luthen Rael
- Denise Gough as Dedra Meero
- Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma
- Faye Marsay as Vel Sartha
- Varada Sethu as Cinta Kaz
- Elizabeth Dulau as Kleya Marki
As per the reports, Cassian’s adoptive mother, Fiona Shaw’s Maarva Andor won’t probably return for the second season. Be that as it may, her appearance in the hologram form at the funeral in the finale does not completely rule out the possibility of another cameo.
What to expect from Andor season 2?
In the season one finale of Andor, the final scene on the ship takes the viewers back to the confrontation between Cassian and Luthen. Before the credits roll, we see Luthen’s confounded face, which is then followed by a post-credits scene that reveals the development of the Death Star.
In conversation with The Hollywood Reporter, Gilroy expounded the threat of this recent development in detail, which won’t face the spotlight immediately when the second season returns. He said:
“It’ll still be the looming threat. Rogue One is all about discovering what it is. [Season two is] about who picks up the final breadcrumbs that lead to the beginning of Rogue One.
“In Rogue One, Cassian goes to the Ring of Kafrene to meet Tivik, who is from Saw’s group, and he says, ‘Oh my God, it’s a planet killer.’ Cassian knows some shit, but he’s looking for answers. So we’ll [cover] the breadcrumbs that lead up to that, sure. But we have a situation where Cassian will never know that what he was building is actually the machine that’s going to kill him.”
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Gilroy also mentioned how different the final season is going to be from its predecessor, saying:
“I’m hoping what we’re gonna do in the second half will make the meal feel really satisfying. Because the first year is really about him becoming, and the last line of this tranche of 12 episodes will sum up where we’ve been trying to get to. And we come back a year later. It’ll be very different.
“The next four years [of the story] are not about becoming a revolutionary. They’re about learning to be a leader and how difficult it is to put the alliance together and what happens to people who are the original gangsters versus the establishment and a lot of different other issues.”
He further added, “I’m carrying forward something like 30 characters. So what becomes interesting is now we can play the negative space. When you jump a year, what happened in between? You know the people, you know what their trajectory was. It’s energizing. We will be starting new characters, obviously, in the next 700 pages. There will be all kinds of new things and will be just as granular as we ever were. And really, the second half is about what does time to these people. People grow up, and people get tired, and people betray each other, and people change their minds, and people get weak, and people get crazy.”
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