Update: The release date has been pushed back to September 21st.
It's official! Lucasfilm is releasing Andor Season 1 on Disney+ on August 31, 2022. This announcement was made at the Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2022. The announcement was confirmed with the release of a teaser trailer that you can watch below.
If you've been keeping an eye out for this Rogue One prequel, you'll be pleased to know that Andor will be off to a three-episode special premiere. What else do we know about this upcoming series? Read on.
When is Andor Season 1 Release Date?
Disney is on a roll. Apart from its series of Marvel spinoffs, it is also working on a number of Star Wars shows. Andor is currently one of its upcoming shows, which will be airing real soon. But there are two other shows that Disney will release this year. More will also be coming out in the next year.
At the Star Wars Celebration 2022 event, we learned two important things about the upcoming Lucasfilm series: first, it will be released on September 21st with a total of 12 episodes. The second announcement made during the event related to this series is that a second season is also in the works, which will also release with 12 episodes.
Upon release, Andor will exclusively be available to Disney+. Right now, 34 countries already have access to the streaming service. For the countries where Disney+ isn't available yet, Disney has plans to release their shows in movie theaters with a number of episodes at a time. This is what they intend to do with Ms. Marvel. Unfortunately, there has not been any announcement for fans waiting for Andor in these countries.
Andor Season 1 Cast: Who's In It?
While the names of some of the cast members have been revealed, we don't know much about their characters. But there are some actors from Rogue One who will be reprising their roles. Here are some of the cast members of Andor:
- Diego Luna (as Cassian Andor)
- Forest Whitaker (as Saw Gerrera)
- Stellan Skarsgård (as Luthen)
- Genevieve O'Reilly (as Senator Mon Mothma)
- Anton Valensi (as Ben)
- Alex Ferms (as Sergeant Kostek)
- Adria Arjona
- Denise Gough
- Fiona Shaw
- Kyle Soller
- Alex Lawther (as Rick)
- Robert Emms
Andor Story: What is Andor Season 1 About?
As mentioned, Andor is a prequel to Rogue One, which takes place five years before. The trailer reveals that Andor takes place in post-Order 66 since the stormtroppers still aren't in their classic armor. The trailer does not mention of a lightsaber or the Force, so it could be one of the Star Wars spinoff shows that a Jedi or Sith is considered a vital character. There's a chance we won't see a glimpse of Hayden Christensen (as Darth Vader) in Andor.
The show will talk about the origin story of the titular character as well as the Rebellion.
For fans who've watched Rogue One, Cassian (played by Diego Luna) is decided to kill a Rebel spy so that he won't disclose information significant to the Rebellion. In the process, Cassian almost kills Galen Erso (played by Mads Mikkelsen). Andor (the show) will likely expose the history behind this scene.
Will There be an Andor Season 2?
Yes. When Andor was first revealed at the Star Wars Celebration 2022 event, the producers revealed that the show is actually a two-part series separated into 12-episode seasons. From the start, the writers have emphasized that each season will be continuing the thematic elements.
While Andor Season 2 has been confirmed, filming has not yet started for the series. It will likely start in the fall, just in time after the first season ends.
Where to Watch Andor Season 1 Trailer?
Back in December 2020, Disney gave a behind-the scenes look at Andor during its Investors Day. The sizzle reel revealed the pre-production stage of the show and also unveiled the main cast of the series.
And in May 2022, Lucasfilm finally released the full-length trailer for Andor Season 1. The teaser trailer revealed some of the key locations of the show without spoiling the series. The trailer lasts almost two minutes.
As of this writing, this is the only trailer that has been released for the upcoming series. With the release date announced and nearing, it's possible that we'll see more of the series in future clips.
Here are all the trailers released for Andor: