Upcoming Disney+ Series: The trailer for Andor, the latest Star Wars series, is now out. The Rogue One prequel is a 12-episode series starring Diego Luna who is reprising his role as Cassian Andor. The streaming giant announced that the show is releasing on September 21st. This date is nearly a month later than the original date of release, which was August 31st.
Perhaps to help soften the blow of the nearly one-month delay, Disney+ will be dropping the first three episodes on Sept. 21.
The show will explore a new stance from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on the title character’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The series tells the tale of the booming rebellion against the Empire.
“It’s an era filled with danger, deception, and intrigue,” says the official synopsis, “where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero.”
The prequel is set years before the events of Rogue One. “You’re not going to recognize Cassian Andor in the beginning,” Luna said at Star Wars Celebration back in May. “I cannot wait for you to meet him!”
Production began nearly two years ago, back in November 2020 and at one point was earmarked for a 2021 release, until COVID-related days pushed back the timetable. At the Star Wars Celebration, it was detailed that Season 1’s 12 episodes will be set five years prior to Rogue One and span a year in time, whereas Season 2 (another 12 episodes) will cover the remaining four years.
In addition to Luna, the cast includes Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Fiona Shaw, Kyle Soller, and Denise Gough, while Genevieve O’Reilly will reprise her role as Mon Mothma, the former Republic senator who eventually helped found the Rebel Alliance.
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