Disney's ambitious plans for the Star Wars franchise have pivoted to television after a disastrous fan reaction to the most recent trilogy of films that continued the story of the Skywalker saga decades after Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.
As a result, recent TV projects have decided to stick closer to Return of the Jedi in terms of continuity, opting to fill in the gaps between Episode VI and Episode VII: The Force Awakens than to continue to move the canon forward.
From The Mandalorian to Obi-Wan Kenobi, a new Star Wars show will give us a different look at the formation of the rebellion during the most tyrannic years of the Galactic Empire: Star Wars Andor.
Star Wars Andor TV show - Story
Following the titular character Cassian Andor, the show serves as a prequel to 2016's Rogue One: A Star Wars story, which in turn is the immediate prelude to Episode IV: A New Hope. We'll meet Andor five years prior to the events of Rogue One and see him turn from an apathetic, selfish thief to the most fervent believer of the rebellion.
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We don't have more details of what the story in Andor will look like besides that. We do know that there are only two seasons of 12 episodes each planned.
Star Wars Andor TV show - Premiere date
The first two episodes of Andor will premiere on 31st August. From then on, expect a new episode to release every Wednesday.
Here are all the dates you can expect a new Andor episode to show up on Disney+:
- Episode 1 & 2 - 31st August
- Episode 3 - 7th September
- Episode 4 - 14th September
- Episode 5 - 21st September
- Episode 6 - 28th September
- Episode 7 - 5th October
- Episode 8 - 12th October
- Episode 9 - 19th October
- Episode 10 - 26th October
- Episode 11 - 2nd November
- Episode 12 - 9th November
Star Wars Andor TV show - Cast
The vast majority of the cast has already been confirmed. Diego Luna reprises his role as Cassian Andor and Alan Tudyk will also return as K-2SO.
Here are the actors confirmed as part of the main cast of Andor. Some roles have yet to be revealed.
- Cassian Andor - Diego Luna
- K-2SO - Alan Tudyk
- Sgt. Kostek - Alex Ferns
- Mon Mothma - Genevieve O'Reilly
- Rick - Alex Lawther
- Wandering Soldier - Alex Anton
- Supervisor Jones - Robert Emms
- Saw Guerrera - Forest Whitaker
- Adria Arjona
Disney sometimes likes to play coy with the appearances of certain characters to keep their cameos as a surprise, as more roles and actors are confirmed in the coming weeks ahead of the release we'll update the article.
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