The first season of Andor has come to an end with a magnificent climax and a burial that was both tragic and inspirational all at the same time. But now that the show’s first 12 episodes have been shown, it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming second season.
Due to the fact that Cassian has nearly officially joined the rebellion, there is a great deal of territory that needs to be covered in the remaining 12 episodes of the programme as he expands his role in the Rebel Alliance.
It has been known for some time that Cassian Andor’s transformation from a juvenile robber into a hero of the Rebel Alliance would take place over the course of two seasons and 24 episodes, but the specifics of how each episode would unfold have remained a mystery.
Thankfully, following the conclusion of the first season, Tony Gilroy took some time to sit down with Polygon and provide a few clues into the show’s upcoming second season, without giving away an excessive amount of Cassian’s story.
In the first season of Andor, Cassian was brought to the verge of joining the uprising and made a promise to give his life for the cause.
As the first season of the show explored what may motivate someone to devote their life to a cause such as the revolt, Gilroy hoped that this would be the central question that was answered.
Gilroy stated in an interview with Polygon that the first part of the movie focused on the protagonist “becoming a revolutionary and committing to it, and sort of marrying himself to it, and sort of the blood oath.”
Andor Season 2 Release Date Speculation
According to Collider (opens in a new tab), production on the second season of Andor kicked up on November 22, 2022, and will continue all the way until August 2023.
Despite the fact that a release date has not been officially announced, this information provides us with a hint as to when we might anticipate the new season to be available on Disney Plus.
Filming for the first season was completed in August or September 2021, and the show debuted on Disney Plus the following year (its original August 31 release date was pushed back by a few weeks).
If this turns out to be the case once more, then we will be forced to hold up until 2024 for the second season of Andor – most likely sometime around September once more. Tony Gilroy has validated this information by stating the following to Collider:
“Assuming that the actions we take now are identical to those we took in the past, the timing will be the same as previously. It won’t be available until two years later.”
The upcoming season will similarly consist of 12 episodes, therefore it is possible that the show may end its course somewhere in the latter half of 2024.
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Andor Season 2 Cast
For season 2 of Andor, we can count on seeing a big number of familiar faces return. Cassian Andor, played by Diego Luna, returns. Given the impending time jumps (on which more below), we can’t assume anything, but our primary protagonists and antagonists should both return.
Stellan Skarsgard as Luthen, Denise Gough as Dedra Meero, Kyle Soller as Syril Karn, Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma, Faye Marsay as Vel, Varada Sethu as Cinta, and Adria Arjona as Bix are among the cast members.
Even though Fiona Shaw’s Maarva and Andy Serkis’s Kino Loy won’t be returning, the spotlight should shift to other supporting cast members. This includes actors such Joplin Sibtain’s Brasso, Forest Whittaker’s Saw Gerrera, Alex Ferns’ Sergeant Mosk, and Alastair Mackenzie’s Perrin.
The ISB may also add personnel, with familiar faces like Partagaz (Anton Lesser) and Supervisor Blevin possibly making a comeback (Ben Bailey Smith).
The proximity of Rogue One makes it possible that further characters from the Star Wars spinoff will make appearances in Andor season 2. The K2SO voiced by Alan Tudyk is probably going to show up.
“When we [show K2SO], we’ll do it in a spectacular fashion as opposed to presenting it and ignoring it, or presenting it and hiding it, or the bad versions we would have been forced to do,” director Tony Gilroy explained to
The Hollywood Reporter(opens in new tab) about the droid’s absence in the first season. To us, this reads like a solid confirmation.
Other characters from Rogue One, such as Ben Mendelsohn’s Krennic, would also fit in well with the vibe of the show. We don’t know for sure, but a cameo or two wouldn’t be out of the question.
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Andor Season 2 Story: When Is It Set And What Happens Next?
The first season of Andor came to a conclusion with several of the show’s main characters standing at a fork in the road. Andor has been seemingly (and presumably permanently) taken under the wing of Luthen, all the while the Death Star’s shadow lingers over the show.
It is highly possible that he will take the lead role in the revolt, guiding its development from a scattered band of individuals into the formidable army that will have destroyed the Death Star by the time A New Hope is released.
While everything is going on, Mon Mothma has partnered up with the businessman Davo Sculdun. The union of their offspring will deter the Empire from searching through Mothma’s finances and allow Mon to contribute additional resources to the burgeoning insurrection.
Because of the time jump, it’s possible that she’ll play a more visible part in the resistance movement. After the defeat on Ferrix, the Empire’s hold on the galaxy as a whole will become just a little bit less tight.
When it comes to the Empire, one of the people who will be most impacted by the conclusion is Dedra from the ISB. She has lost her self-assurance as a result of being assaulted by the residents of Ferrix (and her terrifying glare).
As the number of rebels continues to increase, could it be that Syril is the one who can help her find her mojo? Check out our review of episode 12 of Andor to learn more about the conclusion of the first season.
The second season of Andor will also cover a time span of four years, beginning in 4 BBY and ending with the first scene of Rogue One, which takes place in 0 BBY.
Check out the Star Wars timeline to get more details on how this event fits in with the rest of the franchise’s most important occurrences.