When is the Andor release date?
Disney has only confirmed that Andor will arrive on Disney+ some time in 2022. So there's still quite a while to wait.
When it arrives, there will be twelve episodes, likely to air weekly, just as they do for The Mandalorian.
Watch the trailer
We don't have a true trailer for the show yet, but we do have a sizzle reel with plenty of behind-the-scenes shots and concept art that tease what we can expect from Andor:
What's the plot?
The new show will be a spy thriller based around Diego Luna's character, Cassian Andor, and will be set five years prior to Rogue One in the early days of the battle between the Empire and Rebellion.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Luna expressed his excitement for a prequel story. “You know the ending, but you don't know how it happened, and we have that challenge in front of us again”.
Who are the cast and crew?
Fans of Rogue One will be pleased to hear that Alan Tudyk is returning as the sassy Imperial droid, K2SO. In addition, Genevieve O’Reilly will be reprising her role as Mon Mothma, a leader within the Rebellion.
Joining them will be Stellan Skarsgard, Kyle Soller, and Denise Gough according to Variety. We don't know who the characters will be as negotiations are still being finalised - but we'll update this article when we know more. The latest addition to the cast is Good Omens actress Adria Arjona, as reported by Deadline.
In terms of behind the camera, Tony Gilroy (who previously worked on Rogue One) shall serve as the showrunner and director. On the writing team, we'll have Tony's brother Dan (known for Nightcrawler), Stephen Schiff (know for The Americans) and Beau Willimon (known for House of Cards).
Deadline has also reported that due to pandemic-related travel issues, Gilroy won't direct the first three episodes. Instead, Toby Haynes will take over the duties in his absence. Haynes has previously worked on Black Mirror, Sherlock and Doctor Who.
As the first episodes are being filmed in the UK, it made sense for Haynes to take over for now. Gilroy will still be actively involved behind the scenes.