Andor is a present developed by Tony Gilroy, the inventive who co-wrote Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. And that’s most likely the one cause why (even supposing nobody requested or wished a collection revolving across the titular smuggler) each galaxy far, distant fanatic is begrudgingly ready for the 12-episode first season to drop on Disney Plus subsequent month.
Cautious optimism is the most effective that the Star Wars fandom at the moment has to supply Andor, maybe as a result of it’s a mission that’s taken Lucasfilm longer to make than every of the sequel trilogy films. Gilroy himself thinks this has been an thrilling expertise because of the sheer scale of issues, as he defined it to Empire journal in a current profile.
“The scale of the show is so huge. Directors work in blocks of three episodes, so we did four blocks [in Season 1] of three episodes each. We looked and said, ‘Wow, it’d be really interesting if we come back, and we use each block to represent a year. We’ll move a year closer with each block.’ From a narrative point of view, it’s really exciting to be able to work on something where you do a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and then jump a year.”
The complete story will span 5 years, advised in 24 episodes, with one other 12-episode second season now within the wings. The opening run will take care of the primary yr of the Rebellion’s wrestle in opposition to the Empire, whereas the sophomore set will depict the following 4, main proper into the occasions of Rogue One.
There’s no telling how lengthy it is going to really take to make the following batch of episodes, given all of the difficulties and delays that accompany productions of this scale, however at the very least Gilroy appears to retain a transparent imaginative and prescient for the place all the things goes.
The first two episodes of Andor are slated for an Aug. 31 debut on Disney Plus.