Andor Pushed Back To Late September

(L-R): Luthen Rael (Stellan Skarsgard) and Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) in Lucasfilm's ANDOR, exclusively on Disney+. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.

With the release of a new trailer and artwork for Andor today, it was also announced that the series would premiere in late September.

Initially, Andor was set to premiere in late August. What this now means is that there are fewer episodes that will be conflicting with She-Hulk: Attorney-at-Law. To be fair, Andor will air seven episodes opposite She-Hulk’s four during those dates. The new premiere date is now September 21 with an unprecedented three-episode premiere. Disney is making the best of the situation but pitting the two titles against each other is not good news for fans. It’s one thing to have Disney drawing all the conversations about their shows. At the same time, Ms. Marvel suffered in comparison by airing episodes against the final weeks of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Similarly, what does this mean for The Bad Batch? During Star Wars Celebration, they announced a fall premiere on Disney+. Unless this changes, Star Wars fans are going to be very busy this fall.

This series is the longest live-action Star Wars series to date with a 12-episode season. Season 2 will follow at some point with another 12-episode season. What we know about the second season is that each block of three episodes will take place during a different year. This will enable the series to catch up to just before the start of Rogue One.

Synopsis

The Andor series explores a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The series brings forward the tale of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved. It’s an era filled with danger, deception and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero.

With no further adieu, here is the newest trailer for the Rogue One prequel series:

The key artwork for the series:

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Andor key art. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.

Going into the series, we knew that Diego Luna and Genevieve O’Reilly were reprising their roles as Cassian Andor and Mon Mothma, respectively. Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, and Fiona Shaw are also series regulars for the upcoming season. In the trailer, we see the return of Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera.

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(L-R): Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker) and Luthen Rael (Stellan Skarsgard) in Lucasfilm’s ANDOR, exclusively on Disney+. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.

Other images from the trailer include a return to the Imperial Senate on Coruscant:

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Mon Mothma (Genevieve O’Reilly) in Lucasfilm’s ANDOR, exclusively on Disney+. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.
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Supervisor Dedra Meero (Denise Gough) in Lucasfilm’s ANDOR, exclusively on Disney+. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.
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Maarva (Fiona Shaw) in Lucasfilm’s ANDOR, exclusively on Disney+. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.

Nicholas Britell is also joining the Star Wars saga as the composer for the series. The executive producers are Kathleen Kennedy, Tony Gilroy, Sanne Wohlenberg, Diego Luna, and Michelle Rejwan. Tony Gilroy is also the creator and showrunner.

Disney+ launches Andor on September 21, 2022 with three episodes. Weekly episodes will follow.

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Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.