RUMOR: ‘Andor’ Will See the Return of Palpatine’s Pet, Personal Guard

Andor, a prequel to 2016’s Rogue One, is set to stream later this year on Disney Plus, but in keeping with the trend of Star Wars’ streaming series, little has been revealed about the show. It’s place on the timeline allows for it feature an interesting mix of characters as it can, like Rogue One, serve as a bridge from the Reign of the Empire to the Age of Rebellion, meaning characters from the prequels, animated series like The Bad Batch and Rebels and the original trilogy are equally likely to appear.

According to a pair of new rumors from Star Wars Meg and Bespin Bulletin, Grand Vizier Mas Amedda and the crimson-clad Imperial Guard are among those characters expected to return. As BB points out, at the time Andor is expected to take place, Palpatine would have already secluded himself more and more, allowing Amedda to serve as his mouthpiece. So while fans may think Guards=Emperor, that may not be the case. The first season of Andor will also feature a young Mon Mothma, played by Genevieve O’Reilly, the former Republic Senator who plays a major role in developing the Rebel Alliance, so it’s possible that Amedda could be featured in scenes centering around diplomatic dialogue with Mothma.

Andor’s first season is expected to consist of 12 episodes and a second season is already in development. The series stars Diego Luna as Rebel spy Cassian Andor, Adria Ajorna and was created by Tony Gilroy.

Sources: Bespin Bulletin, Star Wars Meg

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