Andor will be another pre-A New Hope prequel for the Star Wars franchise but is taking a very different approach from Obi-Wan Kenobi. It’s moving away from heavy legacy characters and offering a much more grounded tale by exploring the dark past hinted at by Cassian Andor during Rogue One, which also had a much more grounded take on the galactic adventure.
It seems that very fact was also what inspired its star, Diego Luna, to make his return to the franchise. In the official press conference for the series, the star got a chance to talk about what drew him back to the role and it seems that the possibility to re-explore his character’s past beyond the limitations of the film’s original runtime led to his excitement for revisiting this world.
That, to me, is really interesting to know. He talks about a dark past. He talks about doing terrible stuff for the Rebellion. What is he referring to? I think that story matters. That story is interesting. And there is a lot of material there for us to play. So I was really excited to be able to go into that journey and give those answers, you know?Diego Luna
In regards to the “material” mentioned, we’ve learned at one point that the original plan was to make five seasons that would explore a year in his life with each season. Yet, it seems that they realized that would be quite a time investment and decided to spread it out more evenly throughout two seasons, which will be interesting to see how they handle that balance throughout it’s run.