As the Star Wars world begins to turn its collection attention to Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, we have some news regarding the Andor series. Andor is expected to release later this summer, but no official date has been given. Details overall have been limited so far on the series. However, a new Vanity Fair article with showrunner Tony Gilroy revealed a few new details. Please note, that the rest of this article may contain very minor spoilers.


Andor has been confirmed for at least two seasons, and there was a recent rumor indicating there might be a third. Though from what Gilroy had to say in the Vanity Fair article, that third season seems less likely. Each of the first two seasons of Andor will be 12-episodes long, making them the longest Disney+ Star Wars season to date. Gilroy has likened the two seasons to parts of the same novel.

“It is a second season, but it’s really, for me, the second half of the novel,” Gilroy says. “This first season is about him becoming a revolutionary, and the second 12 episodes take him into Rogue One.

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One of the most often asked questions from fans was also answered in the article. The question being of course, whether or not Alan Tudyk’s droid K-2SO would make an appearance in the series. It was confirmed that K-2SO would not be part of season 1, but Gilroy did leave the door open for a future appearance.

“We don’t have Alan Tudyk,” Gilroy confirms. “Not yet, anyway.”

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We have also learned that Andor will primarily be set five years before the mission in Rogue One. Though the series will utilize flashbacks (a staple of Disney+ Star Wars shows so far) to when Cassian’s homeworld falls under the control of the Empire.

“we watch that place become radicalized,” Gilroy says. “Then we see another planet that’s completely taken apart in a colonial kind of way. The Empire is expanding rapidly. They’re wiping out anybody who’s in their way.”

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