In recent weeks, two major Star Wars live-action series have wrapped filming. Both Robert Rodriguez’s The Book of Boba Fett — the first The Mandalorian spinoff series — and Deborah Chow’s Obi-Wan Kenobi are heading to post-production.
Now, a third series, Andor, has joined the ranks of Star Wars shows that have wrapped filming and are preparing to debut on the Disney+ streaming platform.
Per a new report:
…apparently series star Diego Luna did not actually wrap his part of the series until sometime this weekend (he was still shooting as of August 20). Now, though, there have been several cast and crew wrap parties, suggesting that the series really is in the can, according to the Bespin Bulletin.
The prequel has had a troubled road to completion. Originally set to film in late 2019 or early 2020, it was delayed first by a rewrite (sound familiar, Rogue One fans?) and then as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — Disney’s first attempt at a non-trilogy Star Wars movie — faced myriad production issues before it was finally released in 2016. Andor leading man Diego Luna made his debut in the Star Wars franchise in the film alongside Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso), Alan Tudyk (K-2SO), and the rest of their motley crew of Rebel Alliance rogues.
…[The series will follow the] adventures of Rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story…The rousing spy thriller will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire.
It is unlikely that additional Rogue One characters will return in Season 1 of Andor, since Cassian would not have known them at this point in the Star Wars timeline.
Alongside Luna, the Cassian Andor series will star Fiona Shaw, Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, Genevieve O’Reilly — reprising her role as Mon Mothma — and Robert Emms. Ewan McGregor and Rosario Dawson are also rumored to appear as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ahsoka Tano, respectively.
You can view the Andor sizzle reel below:
Andor will debut sometime in 2022.
Are you looking forward to this new Star Wars series?