Premiere: September 21, 2022
Announced in November 2018 this live-action series, set between the events of Revenge of the Sith and Rogue One, will follow Cassian Andor’s early days as a rebel spy.
After stepping late into production and co-writing Rogue One, Tony Gilroy will return to a Cassian-centered project as both director and writer. Lucasfilm is bringing established writing talent to the show, as shown by the contributions made to the series by Beau Willimon (House of Cards), Stephen Schiff (The Americans), and Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler).
Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk and Genevieve O’Reilly will all reprise their roles from Rogue One, with a number of new faces joining the cast, being Adria Arjona (True Detective; 6 Underground) the latest name to be confirmed.
Production is eyeing a November 2020 start, a full three years after the show was initially announced. On September 22, 2020, Tony Gilroy stepped aside as director, being replaced by Toby Haynes (Black Mirror). Later on, in early February 2021, directors Ben Caron and Susanna White were also attached to the show.
During the Disney Investor Day on December 10, 2020, we got confirmation of a 2022 premiere, as well as some a first sizzle reel. Alan Tudyk was later confirmed to not be appearing in the show as K-2SO. There might be the chance this changes down the line if Cassian ends up being a multiple-season show.
The loss of a familiar face in K-2SO was compensated by the confirmation that Obi-Wan Kenobi would cameo on the show, with reports coming out that Ahsoka Tano would also make an appearance. It was also announced that Robert Emms (Chernobyl; His Dark Materials) would be making an appearance on the show in an undisclosed role.
On June 10 2021 it was reported, through different sources, that both Ben Mendelsohn and Forest Whitaker would be returning to the Star Wars universe, reprising their Rogue One: A Star Wars Story characters, Orson Krennic and Saw Gerrera respectively.
In late September, Diego Luna himself confirmed that production had wrapped by then, and at Disney’s Q4 Investor’s Call on November 10th, 2021, it was revealed that Andor would stream on Disney Plus sometime between July and September of 2022. This was later confirmed with the release of a Vanity Fair feature in May 2022.
It was during Star Wars Celebration 2022 that it was announced that the show will debut on August 31 2022 with a two-episode premiere.
According to creator Tony Gilroy, the 12 episodes that make up season one will be divided into blocks of three, with each block representing a year in Cassian’s life. Following the two seasons of the show (8 blocks representing 8 years) the action will reach the events of Rogue One.
With the release of its final trailer in early August 2022 it was announced that the show would now be premiering on September 21, three weeks after the previous release date, but that audiences would now be getting a three-episode premiere.
- Diego Luna as Cassian Andor
- Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano
- Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi / Ben Kenobi*
- Ben Mendelsohn as Orson Krennic*
- Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera
- Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma
- Stellan Skarsgård as Luthen
- Denise Gough as Dedra Meero
- Kyle Soller as Syril Karn
- Adria Arjona as Bix Caleen
- Fiona Shaw as Maarva
(* indicates RUMORED additions to the cast)