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Star Wars: Andor Teaser Reveals Gritty Underworld of Star Wars, Something That Solo Failed In

Star Wars is Back and they come bearing gifts. Andor, the highly anticipated Star Wars show, has finally dropped its first teaser trailer. The show was supposed to be about spies and galactic espionage. And trust us folks, looks like Lucasfilm delivered on that promise. Star Wars: Andor is full of lies and deception, at least that is what the trailer shows us. The teaser does give out a ‘trust no one’ vibe but what was really intriguing is the way they gave us a grittier and more covert side of Star Wars, something another Star wars movie – Solo: A Star Wars Story, terribly failed in.

Star Wars: Andor Teaser – What Is The Show About

Andor Series - teaser
Andor Series – Teaser

The show obviously happens between the fall of the Galactic Republic and the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The show will focus heavily on the Galactic Rebellion and the heroic rebels that fought the Empire tooth and nail. As seen in the Star Wars: Andor Teaser Trailer, the Disney+ series will have less focus on the Organas and more on the life and times of Cassian Jeron Andor and his rebel allies that conduct saboteur operations deep behind enemy lines.

Mon Mothma (played by Genevieve O’Reilly) and Stellan Skarsgård, who will be playing a rebel leader in the film, will also have crucial roles in the series.

How Many Episodes Will Andor Have

Cassian Andor - Diego Luna
Cassian Andor – Diego Luna

Showrunner Tony Gilroy has already cleared it that the first season of Andor will have 12 episodes, which have already finished filming. Another Star Wars: Andor season is being planned for the fall and will also consist of 12 episodes. Star Wars: Andor Season 1 focuses on events that are set five years before the events of Rogue One. Season 2 of Andor is going to cover the final 4 years stretch till Rogue One. Andor Season 2 is set for a release date in 2023.

Why Fans Claim Star Wars Andor Is Better Than Solo

Star Wars Andor TV Series Reported To Release In August
Star Wars Andor Series Releases In August

The teaser does give out an eerie, creepy feel. Tony Gilroy and the rest of Lucasfilm did promise us they will give us a Star wars spy series. Amdor tends to be the answer. But the teaser reveals that, in many ways, it is better at showing us how the underworld in Star wars works than Solo.

Andor vs Solo
Andor vs Solo

Solo had a lot going on for itself back then. In its defense, the production history was marred with controversies and overruns. The casting choice for playing a young Han Solo was polarizing at best. In its quest to show the origin story of the biggest badass in Star Wars history, it kept switching from being a heist movie to a crime-drama thriller. And that hurt Solo: A Star Ears Story a lot. Fans never liked Solo because it tried to be way too many things at the same time.

Andor Does What Solo Never Could – Gritty Realism

Star Wars Andor
Star Wars: Andor

The Star Wars: Andor teaser reveals the show will just be about the cogs in the grand machine that is the Rebellion. To put it bluntly, the show will be about spies, a space opera spy thriller if you will. Fans already love Diego Luna, the actor who portrays Cassian Andor on screen in the series. And from the looks of it, Andor will not shy away from being the first kid in the Star wars block to push its rating to its very limit. It looks like the show will be dark and mettlesome. And that’s just what all Star Wars fans had always wanted ever since Solo failed at the Box Office.

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In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Diego Luna claimed just how big Star Wars: Andor is going to be as a Star Wars project:

“The way we’re shooting this reminds me of how we shot the film, and the amount of work behind this TV series reminds me of the work you do for a film. It feels like we’re doing a very long movie.”

Andor is set for release on August 31 for a 2 episode Disney+ premiere.

Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

With a Bachelor's in Engineering and a Master's in Marketing and Operations, Bibhu found a love for writing, working for many different websites. He joined FandomWire in July 2020 and worked his way to his current position of Content Strategist. Bibhu has been involved in operating and managing FandomWire's team of writers, diversifying into varied, exotic fields of pop culture.