It’s easy to overlook the Rogue One spin-off series with the impending Obi-Wan Kenobi series in the spotlight right now, and The Mandalorian’s enduring success, but Star Wars: Andor isn’t that far away. Andor, the forthcoming Star Wars series, is expected to premiere in August on Disney+. Cassian Andor, played by Diego Luna, will star in the series, with Forrest Whittaker and Ben Mendelsohn reprising their roles from the sci-fi.
Ms. Marvel will be released in June, which is a surprise given that most of Disney+’s programs have avoided crossovers. That was particularly true for Star Wars and Marvel, but because this series will soon follow Obi-Wan Kenobi, it has opened up a whole new area for the next.
Star Wars Andor: Release Schedule
With such a full calendar for 2022, there’s been a lot of speculation about Lucasfilm’s plans for the series debut. Disney revealed that Andor will be released during the Q4 of the year, which includes the summer months. Star Wars: Andor might air on Disney+ in August 2022, according to Bespin Bulletin. The first season of the project will consist of 12 episodes, with a budget and production more equivalent to feature films in terms of the number of practical sets constructed.
‘Ms. Marvel’ kicks off on June 8th. ‘Andor’ will be the next tentpole Disney+ series after Ms. Marvel. I always heard August, and I won’t be surprised if it’s still there even though ‘Ms. Marvel’ is coming slightly earlier than Disney previously mentioned. https://t.co/sCIA8O6PHg
— BespinBulletin.com (@BespinBulletin) March 15, 2022
The series was initially planned to launch in September, but with the announcement of Ms. Marvel’s earlier-than-anticipated release, Andor too stands the chances of being released sooner than intended. This report would coincide with the commencement of Season 2 production since it would follow in the footsteps of The Mandalorian, which is now filming Season 2 while season 1 is airing. Andor will be free to finish production on its own schedule without competing with other shows because it does not use the same Volume technology as The Mandalorian, which might set Disney+ on track to release the following seasons of Andor every August.
More About Star Wars Andor
Andor is a prequel to Rogue One, and it follows Diego Luna’s character Cassian Andor, a Rebellion soldier. Andor’s plot is unknown, apart from the idea that it takes place five years before the events of Rogue One. After the production for Andor packed up in September 2021, Luna said –
“You’ll definitely see familiar faces, I can tell you about this project like no other because I can’t spoil the ending if you’ve seen [Rogue One] already. No matter what I say, I can’t ruin the ending. To be honest, it’s been such a blessing to do this job and to do it under these circumstances. I had the chance to work with a team that I couldn’t be more proud of and admire more. It’s a hard-core moment to be out there shooting, and we were really lucky. We’re done with the shooting now and getting it ready for audiences to see it.”
If August turns out to be correct, the picture for the rest of 2022 is considerably clear. Following Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Bad Batch Season 2 is expected to premiere in the summer to bridge the gap between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Andor. As we approach the summer months, updates will undoubtedly continue to pile up, and it’s amazing to know that this series is officially on the horizon despite repeated delays.
Source – The Direct