Andor season 1 has proven to be a pretty strong entry in the Star Wars franchise. After seeing Cassian Andor’s story come to an end in Rogue One, we’re witnessing his origins in a prequel series that takes place 5 years before the film. Viewership-wise, the opening wasn’t as great as The Mandalorian as it was kind of sent to die between House of the Dragon and The Rings of Power. But the series has picked up some serious pace as we’re approaching the finale. Unfortunately, those looking forward to season 2 will have to wait a while as the next season has only begun production.
Andor Season 2 Filming Schedule
The first season took about 3 years to finish filming and post-production as the pandemic caused a lot of hindrances. But now according to Collider, season 2 has begun production and it probably won’t take as long as the first one. Although, Collider’s Steve Weintraub did speak to writer Tony Gilroy who confirmed that season 2 is set to film all the way until August 2023.
While that seems like a long filming schedule, it is pretty common with all big-budget shows that fall under those 12-episode categories. And like season 1, the second and final season is also confirmed to have 12 episodes. We’ve seen the first year of Andor, and season 2 will tell us the story of the next 4 years until Rogue One. Each of the next 4 years will be showcased in a batch of 3 episodes.
When We Could Expect Season 2
Tony Gilroy did hint at the timeline of season 2’s release as he explained:
If past is predicate, and we do the same thing we did before, it’ll be on the same schedule. It will come out two years later. The only place you can accelerate the processes is in post, and the only way you can accelerate in post is with money, and money is tight. So, I don’t really know, there would have to be some serious motivation next May or June or something. Someone would have to say, “Wow, we really need this, and we’re willing to pay X.” Rogue One proved, if you throw money at it, you can do post really, really fast. It’s just very, very, very expensive.
Assuming that there won’t be any Pandemic scares this time around, the post-production for Andor Season 2 should only take around 8-12 months. That means we could get the final season in the second half of 2024 at the earliest.
Andor’s season finale will premiere on Disney+ at 3 a.m. ET/12 a.m. PT on Wednesday, November 23.