Andor Will Now Have a 3 Episode Premiere in September

Andor Will Now Have a 3 Episode Premiere in September
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Andor, the new Star Wars show coming to Disney+, has been delayed into September.

That’s right: Andor will now stream on September 21. On that day, Andor will premiere three episodes, with additional episodes coming out weekly after that.

To make up for the pain of a delayed release (the show was originally meant to premiere on August 30), Disney has released the first full-length trailer of the show.

It’s unlike any Star Wars we’ve ever seen, distancing itself from other Star Wars shows… Except for maybe Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Here’s your guide to Andor (No “Star Wars” prefix for this one, apparently, although the official logo sports the name).

Andor trailers

Here’s the official trailer for Andor, released on August 2.

And here’s the teaser trailer fans got to see at the 2022 Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim.


What’s the story of Andor?

Andor follows the titular hero Cassian Andor, a rebel spy that we last saw in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The show is set five years before Rogue One, deep within the imperial era of the Star Wars canon between Episode III and Episode IV. We’ll likely see Andor transform from a rebel scoundrel to a rebel hero through some intense spy action.

We don’t quite know the plot, but we can safely say that it’ll be pretty removed from Rogue One, given that the film was its own self-contained story about the Death Star. We know from the trailers above that it’ll be a spy thriller of sorts, with action a bit different from what we’re used to, going into the origins of the rebellion.

We can definitely say, however, that it’s a far-reaching story, as the trailers gave us our first-ever look at the imperial senate along with several different planets. We also spotted some Clone Wars-era drop ships and there was a distinctive lack of K2-S0, the robot companion of Andor in Rogue One.  

Actually, that leads us to a pretty good point. If you want a good idea of what the vibe of Andor will likely be, give Rogue One a watch.

Additionally, unlike previous Star Wars Disney+ shows, Andor was shot primarily on location, whereas other shows used sophisticated visual effects to generate their locations.

Andor cast

Diego Luna will be reprising his role as Cassian Andor in the self-titled series. Genevieve O’Reilly will return as Mon Mothma (also from Rogue One). We’ll also see Stellan Skarsgård (reprising his role as Luthen), Forest Whitaker (reprising his role as a younger Saw Gerrera), Denise Gough, Anton Valensi and Kyle Soller in the show.

Tony Gilroy is the creator and showrunner.

Andor release date

Andor will release exclusively on Disney+ on September 21, 2022. Two seasons have already been confirmed, with the first season set to receive 12 episodes. The second season will also receive 12 episodes.

Make sure you check out our article on every major sci-fi, fantasy, thriller, horror and adventure TV shows and movies hitting streaming services this month