Lucasfilm has debuted the first trailer for its upcoming Rogue One spin-off, Andor.
Released today at the Star Wars Celebration convention, the trailer gives us our first look at the series which centers around Diego Luna’s seasoned Rebel spy, Cassian Andor. It was also announced that Andor will debut on August 31st with a two-episode premiere on Disney+.
The Andor series will explore a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The series brings forward the tale of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved. It’s an era filled with danger, deception and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero.
Check out the trailer below.
Showrunner Tony Gilroy revealed that the first season will consist of twelve episodes and that twelve more are already planned for a second season. Gilroy added that the first season will take place five years before the events of Rogue One, with the second covering the final four-year gap before the film.
Diego Luna spoke more about the series, saying:
“I think it’s really interesting to tell a story even though we know where it ends. The way you can approach a story like this inevitably takes you into a deeper process of reflection. I tend to use that word a lot. So once you know what Cassian is capable of, then there’s room for so much exploration, and that’s something that excites me a lot as an actor. I think the format of a series is amazing because we have a lot of time to explore all those layers.
What happens in Rogue One is something we can actually reflect on, and what’s behind something like [sacrificing an informant]. I think it’s a very interesting challenge, the one we have in front of us. So I’m really excited to go back to that character because I really enjoyed playing him, and I was really happy with what the film represents. Rogue One was a story of regular people. It was regular people doing incredible things, and in a way, it’s a film that reminds us of the power we all have if we have a conviction. So, yeah, I feel blessed to have the chance to revisit this role.”
Starring alonside Luna are Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough and Kyle Soller.
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