Andor, Star Wars Prequel Series, to Premiere on Disney+ Hotstar in August, Teaser Trailer Released

Andor features Diego Luna playing the lead role of rebel spy Cassian Andor.

Andor, Star Wars Prequel Series, to Premiere on Disney+ Hotstar in August, Teaser Trailer Released

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Diego Luna, Genevieve O'Reilly at Star Wars Celebration 2022

Highlights
  • Andor is set five years before the events of Rogue One
  • The shooting for the second season is said to begin in November
  • Andor also stars Genevieve O'Reilly, Stellan Skarsgård in key roles

Andor — the Star Wars prequel series to Rogue One, which itself was a prequel to Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope — is set to premiere on August 31 on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar. Alongside, Lucasfilm and Disney+ have unveiled the first teaser trailer for Andor. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy made this announcement on Thursday during the Star Wars Celebration 2022 event. The new Star Wars series and its confirmed second season will delve into the chronicles of the rebel spy Cassian Andor, played by Diego Luna. Both seasons will have with 12 episodes each.

Kennedy has confirmed that Andor's first season will have a two-episode premiere on August 31 on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar. The show's first 12-episode run will be set five years before Rogue One and will cover a year in the life of the rebel spy. The second season, which will span the remaining four years in the build-up to Rogue One, is said to begin filming in November later this year.

The panel for Andor at the Star Wars Celebration also confirmed that Genevieve O'Reilly will be reprising her role as Mon Mothma, one of the founding members of the Rebel Alliance. Also, Stellan Skarsgård has been tipped to play a major role in this series as rebel leader Luthen Ray. Furthermore, writer and executive producer Tony Gilroy has suggested that there will be more casting announcements in the build-up to the series premiere.

During this Star Wars Celebration event, Lucasfilm also announced that Star Wars: Skeleton Crew will be arriving on Disney+ sometime in 2023. This original series is directed by Jon Watts and stars Jude Law in a leading role. Additionally, the fan-favourite The Mandalorian returns for season 3 in February 2023, with Katee Sackhoff confirmed to return as Bo-Katan Kryze alongside Pedro Pascal and Grogu.

Andor will premiere with two episodes on August 31 on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar.


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Andor Season 1

  • Release Date 21 September 2022
  • Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy
  • Duration 3h 25min
  • Cast
    Diego Luna, Genevieve O'Reilly, Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Fiona Shaw, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, Forest Whitaker, Robert Emms, David Hayman
  • Director
    Toby Haynes, Ben Caron, Susanna White
  • Music Nicholas Britell
  • Producer
    Kathleen Kennedy, Tony Gilroy, Sanne Wohlenberg, Diego Luna, Michelle Rejwan
  • Production
    Lucasfilm
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