The wait is almost over, although these days it is a wait to see if any hope remains for Star Wars. Obi-Wan Kenobi was a bust. The Book Of Boba Fett was better, but not great. The Mandalorian remains the high point of Star Wars TV. The high point of Star Wars in theatres, post-Disney, is probably still Rogue One.
It is Rogue One that serves as the jumping off point in a “Special Look” video that has been released for the upcoming series, which debuts tomorrow on Disney+ with a three episode drop.
There are twelve episodes in Season One and, call us naïve gluttons for punishment, but the trailers did look pretty good. Yes, we know, that is how they get you! Here is the “Special Look” that is 4/6ths Rogue One and 2/6ths Andor.
There will only be two seasons of Andor, and the second season is already locked in, but don’t expect it to arrive any time soon. In an interview with The Wrap, showrunner Tony Gilroy revealed the schedule he is working to:
“I have two more years to go. We start shooting in November on Part 2. And I don’t know if … Our past pattern was two years, but I mean, I’ll be on… We’ll shoot from November to August. And then our post[-production] last time was about a year.”
Is Gilroy busy elsewhere in the meantime? Apparently not. He is basically a Star Wars kid right now and that won’t change until Andor is done.
“This is the most home I’ve ever made. I’ve always had a very nimble approach to this. I never take a job in front of another job. I’ve always just done one thing at a time and moved around and never made a company or got a letterhead or I never had a production deal or anything. This is the longest I’ve ever spent anywhere.”
The whole series is written by Gilroy and the first few episodes are directed by Doctor Who and Sherlock director Toby Haynes. It is said that the first three episodes focus on Cassian Andor pretty closely but that then the scope expands and the cast builds as it takes on a more pan-galactic view.
It will be on Disney+ from Wednesday, with the rest released weekly through until November 23rd.