While many downplayed a prequel series to Rogue One‘s Cassian Andor, the Disney+ series has quickly become a fan-favorite. Unlike the previous series on the streaming platform, it feels the most detached from the weight of Star Wars legacy. We did see some familiar faces, but they don’t overstay their welcome in a series that doesn’t hide away from the darkest aspects of the Empire’s rule.
Diego Luna’s return as Andor gave the series a familiar face while telling a very detached story from the original film, but the upcoming second season will start introducing some familiar elements. The biggest hope for Rogue One was the arrival of the fan-favorite droid K-2SO, voiced by Alan Tudyk, and in an interview with Collider, showrunner Tony Gilroy seemingly hints that the character will finally join.
Well, I think that’s one of the responsibilities of Part 2. Obviously, if we’re going to walk into Rogue, we have to deal with that.Tony Gilroy
It’s ironic that when the show was initially announced, it seemed like K-2SO would feature in the series before suddenly Tudyk confirmed he wasn’t involved with the production. Seeing how the show tackled the Empire from the eyes of Andor, it does make sense that wanting to give him a more personal story it might’ve been too early to introduce the character. Keeping him for the second season opens up more potential, especially in how it established Andor’s overall view of the Empire. So an Empire droid ending up on his side might take the reluctant Rebel on a wild ride.