Star Wars Andor will reportedly jump forward one year every three episodes, according to a report by Empire magazine.
Andor is the latest Star Wars series to come to Disney Plus after the success of Obi-Wan Kenobi. The series will follow the titular character alongside an ensemble cast of characters during the time that the Rebel Alliance is forming an opposition against the Galactic Empire.
Andor serves as a prequel to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which was released in theaters back in 2016. The series will feature Diego Luna reprising his role as Cassian Andor from the film. The series is created by Rogue One co-writer Tony Gilroy.
Recently Empire had the chance to talk to Gilroy about the series, where he revealed the series’ structure and when it will be taking place:
“The scale of the show is so huge,” Gilroy explains, speaking at Celebration after the debut of the trailer. “Directors work in blocks of three episodes, so we did four blocks [in Season 1] of three episodes each.” That shooting schedule organically led to Season 2’s different structure. “We looked and said, ‘Wow, it’d be really interesting if we come back, and we use each block to represent a year. We’ll move a year closer with each block’,” he says. “From a narrative point of view, it’s really exciting to be able to work on something where you do a Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and then jump a year.”
Star Wars Andor Will Lead Directly Into Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
It seems that Gilroy and the folks at Lucasfilm may actually be doing something really interesting with Cassian Andor’s solo project. Fans were initially skeptical when an Andor spinoff was announced back in 2018. It looks like Andor will feel like eight miniseries over the course of the series two-season 24-episode run.
According to Gilroy’s comments, it also seems that they plan to lead directly into the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which is very similar to what that film did for Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.
Star Wars don’t know a lot about this character as, so far, he has only appeared in one film. This gives Lucasfilm a very rare and interesting opportunity to explore a character that the fans know but also don’t at the same time.
When speaking about this opportunity, Gilroy stated, “It’s quite amazing to start a show where it’s not about where we can end – it’s about, how did we end there?”
Star Wars Andor Synopsis
Prequel series to Star Wars’ ‘Rogue One’. In an era filled with danger, deception, and intrigue, Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a Rebel hero.
Diego Luna as Cassian Andor, Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma, Stellan Skarsgård as Luthen, and Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera alongside Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, Fiona Shaw, Robert Emms and David Hayman who are cast in undisclosed roles.
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