As Andor continues to build momentum in its strongly performing first season on Disney+ eyes have begun to shift towards the future the new Star Wars streaming stalwart. As the writer’s room for the show developed new ideas for season two, new information has been revealed about what audiences should expect. While sitting down with Collider, series creator Tony Gilroy discussed the inclusion of new writer Tom Bissell to the writer’s room and a classic Star Wars location that will debut in the series down the road.
Tom Bissell is a really cool and really, really interesting, versatile, really good writer. But also a very, very, very big Star Wars fan, which we really wanted to make sure we had another pro because we’re going into Rogue [One], and we’re going to Yavin, and then we’re going into places where we eventually need to really weave our way back to the source. So Tom came in, and he’s been great. So he’s got some episodes too.Tony Gilroy
This bit of news should be interesting for Star Wars fans as it could potentially provide a new distinct angle for a key component to the original films. Yavin was a primary location for the climax of A New Hope, and getting time to further establish the locale can help enrich the classic films from George Lucas in a new light (much like Rogue One and Andor have done thus far). In addition, the interview confirmed that production for the second season is set to begin on November 21st of this year.
Andor stars Diego Luna in the titular role of Cassian Andor alongside a deep ensemble cast of supporting characters. The tenth episode of Andor is set to arrive on the Disney+ streaming platform on Wednesday, November 9.