If you’re on the lookout for an indulgent Star Wars present chock filled with cameos, then Andor in all probability isn’t for you. The sequence is a prequel centered round Diego Luna’s character from Rogue One, a thief turned insurgent spy. And whereas characters from throughout the Star Wars universe — equivalent to Rebel Alliance chief Mon Mothma (Genevieve O’Reilly) — will make appearances all through Andor, showrunner Tony Gilroy advised IGN that he was extra involved with telling story than catering to followers’ calls for.
“We didn’t want to do anything that was fan service,” defined Gilroy. “We never wanted to have anything… the mandate in the very beginning was that it would be as absolutely non-cynical as it could possibly be, that the show would just be real and honest.”
After some delays, the 12 episode sequence will premiere on Disney Plus on Sept. 21. In addition to Luna and O’Reilly, Andor additionally stars Stellan Skarsgård (Mamma Mia), Adria Arjona (Morbius), and Denis Gough (Colette). Forest Whitaker reprises his function as Saw Gerrara, a personality who first appeared in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, earlier than showing in Rogue One.