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Andor Season 2: Everything We Know So Far

Here's what we know about the second installment of the Disney+ Star Wars show.
  • Diego Luna in Andor (Photo: Disney+)
    Diego Luna in Andor (Photo: Disney+)

    Note: Light spoilers for the first season of Andor are included in this post

    Andor only wrapped up its first season November 23, but it's safe to say there's already excitement brewing about the next chapter of the Disney+ series. The first installment of the Diego Luna-led Star Wars series delved deeper into the story of rebel hero Cassian Andor, first introduced in Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryAndor Season 1 depicted a thrilling heist, dramatic prison break, and some heartbreaking losses, and the finale concluded with an explosive revolt - and implied Cassian had finally embraced taking on a role in the rebellion. With construction of the Death Star fully underway and high-stakes rebel activity brewing, it seems like Andor is just getting started. 

    Featuring a star-studded cast including performers like Stellan Skarsgård, Andy Serkis, Fiona Shaw, Forest Whitaker, and Genevieve O'Reilly, the Tony Gilroy-helmed series has been confirmed to return for a second season. Production for Season 2 is already underway, though most details are being kept under wraps. Here's everything we know about Andor Season 2 so far. 

    What is Andor Season 2 about? 

    While no plot details for Andor's second season have officially been released, we do know it will be the series's final season. Showrunner Tony Gilroy confirmed in August 2022 that the final scenes of Season 2's last episode would “walk the audience directly into the first scenes of Rogue One", effectively ending Cassian Andor's journey. 

    "The answer elegantly presented itself; we’re going to take our four blocks of three [episodes] in the second half of the show and each block is going to represent another year closer," said Gilroy. "We really get to take the formative forging of Cassian Andor in the first 12 episodes and then we get to take that organism that we’ve built up and run it through the next four years in a really exciting narrative fashion."

    Few other plot details are known just yet, but Andor Season 2 has been confirmed to consist of 12 episodes spanning four years, with each three-episode block covering a year. 

    Who is in the cast of Andor Season 2?

    No official casting announcements have been made just yet, but it's safe to say central cast members who appear in Rogue One — including Diego Luna, Genevieve O'Reilly, Forest Whitaker, and Duncan Pow — will return for Season 2. While Fiona Shaw's Maarva is dead, there remains potential for her to make future appearances as a hologram or in flashbacks. Based on this week's finale, we'll also likely see performers Kyle Soller, Denise Gough, and Faye Marsay back for the next installment. Droid K-2SO (Alan Tudyk), Cassian's trusty Rogue One companion, will also appear at some point in Season 2. 

    When will Andor Season 2 Premiere? 

    "If past is predicate, and we do the same thing we did before, it'll be on the same schedule. It will come out two years later," Gilroy told Collider. Production on Season 2 began in late November and is set to continue until August 2023, implying that the earliest Andor's second season will arrive on Disney+ is sometime in 2024. "The only place you can accelerate the processes is in post, and the only way you can accelerate in post is with money, and money is tight," said Gilroy.

    "So, I don't really know, there would have to be some serious motivation next May or June or something. Someone would have to say, 'Wow, we really need this, and we're willing to pay X.' Rogue One proved, if you throw money at it, you can do post really, really fast. It's just very, very, very expensive."

    Andor's first season is streaming on Disney+. The first two episodes will air across multiple channels and be available to stream on Hulu beginning November 23.

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    Jade Budowski is a freelance writer with a knack for ruining punchlines and harboring dad-aged celebrity crushes. She was previously a reporter/producer at Decider and is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow her on Twitter: @jadebudowski.

    TOPICS: Star Wars: Andor, Disney+, Beau Willimon, Diego Luna, Tony Gilroy