Well, the first season of The Bad Batch has come to an emotional close… And there’s nothing new on the horizon until Star Wars: Visions premieres later this month. With no new films or series at the moment, the talk of the town is how Lucasfilm may have (or has not) renamed Boba Fett’s Slave-I starship. But for fans of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, a new report about the upcoming Andor series is sure to peak your interest.

Andor, as we know, is a Rogue One prequel series focused on Cassian Andor’s time as a rebel spy. Diego Luna reprises his role of the titular character. Even Ben Mendelsohn and Forest Whitaker are returning as Orson Krennic and Saw Gerrera, respectively. According to the Bespin Bulletin, we’re now one step closer to seeing them in action when the series arrives; principal photography is reportedly complete.

Star Wars Andor series finishes filming

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Cassian Andor in concept art for his new series on Disney+. (Image: Lucasfilm Ltd.)

According to the report:

On August 20th I checked in once again to learn that multiple cast members had wrapped, including some that had been filming for several months, but did not get confirmation that the production was finished or that leading man Diego Luna had concluded filming. However over the weekend sources gave me the green light on Luna, referenced various members of production having their own wrap parties and confirmed that filming had concluded. I’ve even been fortunate enough to see some sets being taken down.

Andor; Shore Troopers
Shore Troopers on the set of Andor. (Image credit unknown)

This is great news for a production that saw its fair share of delays due to COVID-19. Likewise, Andor suffered from something its sister Disney+ productions (The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett) were able to avoid; the weather. Unlike those series, filmed in “The Void,” the Star Wars spy thriller filmed on location in and around the UK. The upside is that the show will feature a lot of practical sets and effects. Fans even spotted a brand-new Star Wars ship on set back in April.

Rogue One spinoff arrives in 2022

Rogue One is, in many circles, regarded as the best of the Star Wars films produced under the Disney banner. Some, like me, even consider it among the best of the feature films, period. For as much as the House of Mouse has blundered its way through the rest of the movies, the Disney+ series and seasons thus far have been spot on. We fully expect Andor to carry on in that vein and build upon what made Rogue One so entertaining.  

Rogue One: Disney Star Wars era; great Star Wars movie
Image: Lucasfilm Ltd.

Look for the show to arrive sometime, likely after Obi-Wan Kenobi, in 2022.

Source: Bespin Bulletin