Star Wars Star Diego Luna Offers Hints For ‘Andor’ Season 2
It’s been confirmed for some time that Andor will get two seasons, with the show taking up titular character Cassian Andor all the way through to just before the beginning of Rogue One, the Star Wars movie where we first met the rebel.
We’ve been waiting for a while to get any kind of update on the second season of the hit series but now it seems like things are wrapping up.
With the strikes from the WGA and SAG-AFTRA delaying filming on the second season, we now have confirmation that Andor has officially wrapped its second season. Diego Luna took to Instagram to share the news with a heartfelt message to the cast and crew, writing: “Today is the last day of filming Andor. I could not be more thankful to the entire crew for this amazing experience and the years of hard work. More than 700 people have worked on this production, and it is impossible to say goodbye and thank you to everyone individually, which is why I write here. THANK YOU for the love and the wonderful experience.”
Still, there is some other information we want to know about season 2 so let’s see what we know so far.
Andor Season 2 release window
As of right now, we don’t have a release date for the series. With filming just wrapping, we might have a little ways to wait. But we do know a bit of how the series will connect to Rogue One and where it will start after the first season.
Show creator Tony Gilroy did offer Polygon some tidbits on where the story will go in an interview. “We’re going to skip a whole year,” Gilroy explained. “We come back a year later, many things have changed. We’ll do three episodes, and we’ll jump a year. And we’ll do another three episodes, and we’ll jump a year.
“And we’ll come back to the final four episodes, and those episodes will be the last three days really before Rogue One, and the final scene of the show will be walking you into Rogue One.”
Andor Season 2 cast and characters
With the plot of the second season in mind, it could well be that we will see some returning characters from Rogue One appear in the second season. For example, speaking at the Andor panel at the Television Critics Association’s press tour, Gilroy heavily implied that K-2SO will make an appearance in Andor Season 2, reported CBR.
“I would say, ‘Wait and see.'” Gilroy said when asked about the former Imperial droid’s whereabouts. “It’s a story we are eager to tell. It’s difficult to carry an Imperial droid around with you and not draw all kinds of attention. It’s a difficult piece of luggage.
“When we do it, we’ll do it in a spectacular fashion as opposed to presenting it and ignoring it, or presenting it or hiding it, or the bad versions we would have been forced to do.”
The use of “when” here, rather than “if”, makes us think that K-2 will be making an appearance. Considering the bond between Cassian and the droid at the beginning of Rogue One, it only makes sense for him to appear, perhaps alongside other rebels that Cassian introduces Jyn Erso to.
At the moment, however, we can expect the following cast members to return for Andor Season 2:
- Diego Luna as Cassian Andor
- Stellan Skarsgård as Luthen Rael
- Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma
- Denise Gough as Dedra Meero
- Kyle Soller as Syril Karn
- Alex Ferns as Sergeant Linus Mosk
- Adria Arjona as Bix Caleen
- Faye Marsay as Vel Sartha
- Varada Sethu as Cinta Kaz
- Anton Lesser as Major Partagaz:
- Dave Chapman as B2EMO
- Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera
- Doc Brown as Lieutenant Supervisor Blevin
- Malcolm Sinclair as Colonel Wulff Yularen
- Duncan Pow as Ruescott Melshi
- Davo Sculdun: Richard Dillane
- Lonni Jung: Robert Emms
For now, we just have to wait and see what else we learn about Andor season 2! Until we know more, is it time for a season 1 rewatch?
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