Kathleen Kennedy has just announced that the Rogue One spin-off show centered around Cassian Andor will be called Star Wars: Andor. It has been filming for two weeks. They also released a special behind-the-scenes reel for the show, as well as announcing it will hit Disney Plus in 2022. It will have 12 episodes.
Andor was created by Tony Gilroy, who will act as the showrunner and direct several episodes for the show. Diego Luna is back as the rebel spy, with Genevieve O’Reilly reprising her role as Mon Mothma from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: Rebels. The cast is round-up with newcomers Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, Stellan Skarsgard, and Kyle Soller. Gilroy will be directing the first three episodes of the show. Alan Tudyk is also expected to be back as Cassian’s companion droid, K-2SO, but his name was not mentioned by Kennedy, so maybe he had to drop out of the project this past year.
While the sizzle reel they released doesn’t feature a lot of brand new footage, and is instead mainly focused on behind-the-scenes stuff, we still got the chance to see some concept art for the upcoming show. Also, interestingly enough, we don’t see any of the stage-craft technology that Lucasfilm built for The Mandalorian, and it seems like Andor will be using real sets instead. A simple behind-the-scenes video is not enough to call that a fact, but it is interesting to point out. Kennedy also mentioned during her presentation that they are building three more Volumes, which will turn out very useful for the upcoming shows they have coming up.
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