Cassian Andor is traveling to a galaxy far, far away as Diego Luna takes to the skies in the Disney+ Andor teaser trailer.
It will have 12 episodes total, but 12 more episodes, making up a Part 2 to the series, will begin filming in November. The Part 2 will lead up directly to the events of Rogue One, it was announced at the 2022 Star Wars Celebration.
In addition to this news, Nicholas Britell will score the series.
Andor is set five years before the events of Rogue One, following how and why Cassian joined the rebellion as the Empire aggressively expands its reach across the galaxy. Forest Whitaker is reprising his performance from Rogue One as Clone Wars veteran and radical insurgent Saw Gerrera, and Genevieve O’Reilly is returning as Mon Mothma, one of the founders of the Rebel Alliance.
Exploring a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, it’ll focus on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The series brings forward the tale of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved. It’s an era filled with danger, deception and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero.
Tony Gilroy, who co-wrote the Rogue One screenplay and was the uncredited director on reshoots for the film, created the 12-episode series, and he’s promised a narrative that reaches across a vast ensemble, including Stellan Skarsgård (“Thor”), Adria Arjona (“Morbius”), Fiona Shaw (“Killing Eve”), Denise Gough (“Under the Banner of Heaven”) and Kyle Soller (“Poldark”). The directors include Toby Haynes (“Black Mirror: USS Callister”), Benjamin Caron (“The Crown”) and Susanna White (“Bleak House”).
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, chronicled how a ragtag showed how a group of Rebel spies, led by Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) and Cassian Andor (Luna), infiltrated the Imperial military base that held the plans for the Death Star.