How Long is Andor? New Star Wars Disney+ Show Coming Summer

Andor starring down a fellow Rebel in Rogue One.

Why did Cassian kill this man? The brand new present will clarify his psyche.
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How would you wish to spend three months with Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor? Later this 12 months, you may get that likelihood. A brand new interview confirms that his upcoming Star Wars present, Andor, is 12 episodes lengthy. That is double the size of this week’s Obi-Wan Kenobi present5 episodes longer than The Guide of Boba Fettand 4 episodes longer than every season of The Mandalorian, (Animated sequence The Dangerous Batch was 16 episodes, so that is why we’re specifying “live-action.”)

And present runner Tony Gilroy is not stopping at 12, as work on a season two is already underway. “It’s a second season, nevertheless it’s actually, for me, the second half of the novel,” Gilroy stated to Vainness Honest, “This primary season is about him changing into a revolutionary, and the second 12 episodes take him into Rogue One.(Which suggests, as beforehand reportedOk-2SO just isn’t within the first season.)

Andor begins 5 years earlier than the occasions of Rogue One following the eventual Insurgent spy on a literary and psychological journey towards that function. It’s going to additionally flashback to his childhood, all with the goal to construct out a personality who made some selections in Rogue One that perhaps did not make lots of sense instantly. “ he is been combating since he was a baby, proper? He says that. he is been a guerrilla fighter. You actually know he is been an murderer. He kills an ally within the very first scene,” Gilroy stated. “That was an enormous gulp on Rogue One, to see who would swallow that. He is morally difficult in a extremely darkish method.”

The article additionally reveals that the 12-episode first season can have a number of storylines occurring on the identical time. Two of the most important deal with Cassian, in fact, and the opposite on Mon Mothma, performed by Genevieve O’Reilly.

“I’ve the sheet in entrance of me. I’ve 211 talking elements on this present. There’s most likely 75 individuals in there who actually issues, and there is at the least a dozen significantly essential characters that we’ll be carrying ahead to the second [season,]Gilroy stated. “It’s a big, orchestral, Dickensian ensemble solid, with Diego on the center of it, and Genevieve on the center of one other a part of it. They intersect. I am not going to get into how they intersect. They do have an intersection—however they don’t meet, They won’t meet till the second half.”

Gilroy additionally teased his pleasure concerning the function Mon Mothma, first seen on the chief of the Insurrection on the finish of Return of the Jedi, has early within the season. “I wager that when episode 104 performs, when Mon Mothma finishes the episode, that there will be individuals tweeting about Mon Mothma,” he stated.

Head over to Vainness Honest for extra on the upcoming Star Wars present together with some semi-spoiler particulars on the primary episode or two. Andor doesn’t but have an actual launch date nevertheless it’s prone to be introduced later this week at Star Wars Celebration.


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