It’s hard to realize that Andor’s 1st season is coming to an end this week, but we are ready to talk about Andor Season 2. Tony Gilroy’s 12-episode Rogue One prequel series has radically reinvented what Star Wars is capable of achieving, not only on television but in terms of narrative in general, and with the series finale approaching, Collider’s own Steve Weintraub got down with Gilroy to discuss the Andor Season 2, and naturally, he posed the most important question of all.
When can fans look forward to Andor Season 2? We were told earlier this month that Andor Season 2 production will begin this week and that it would complete in August 2023, making it doubtful that the series would return by the end of next year. While some shows may conclude filming, go directly into post-production, and have episodes on television within a few months, a series like Andor requires extensive work.
Andor Season 2 Release Date
Among the Star Wars streaming series, Andor is unique: it not only received the greatest airtime for a live-action series but its whole framework was established from the start. Season 1 focused on the events that inspired Cassian to join the Rebellion rather than merely look out for himself, while Andor Season 2 will cover the four years leading up to the events of Rogue One. On the eve of the Season 1 finale, we now know when to anticipate Andor Season 2, and it might be coming sooner than you think.
Andor showrunner revealed the chronology for the rest of Andor in an interview, telling us that Andor Season 2 began filming and will last through August 2023, and if post-production takes as long as it did for Season 1, we predict a two-year gap between seasons. As a result, we won’t see Cassian, Luthen, or Mon Mothma again until the Fall of 2024: Season 2 of The Mandalorian, for example, concluded in December 2020 and will return in February 2023.
However, Tony Gilroy suggested that if funds are supplied to hasten the post-production process, the program may be published sooner. Given how well-liked Andor has been among fans, it’s entirely possible that the proper person at Disney will be willing to pay the extra money. While we’ll still have to wait until late 2024 for Andor Season 2, if the motivation is there, we may see it fall under the two-year production mark. Fans of Star Wars have learned to be patient when it comes to Disney+ shows, but Andor may be able to deliver the goods a little sooner than expected.
Andor is so physically and conceptually distinct from every other Star Wars episode that the easiest way to keep it popular would be to abbreviate the production cycle as much as possible, so hopefully, Disney recognizes how valuable Andor is and plans to respond properly.
Andor Season 1 Review
Andor is a Star Wars experience like no other, this ground-level look at a nascent resistance movement is a great thriller that snakes between Imperial power corridors and the homes of the innocents they harm. It’s slow-burning at times, yelling only sometimes but loudly, with unforgettable action moments made much more dramatic by the tangible stakes spawned.
It’s one of the year’s finest TV series, and it’s as fantastic as Star Wars has been in a long time: set five years before the events of Rogue One, Andor follows Cassian Andor’s path from wanderer to rebel who finds a purpose, and along the way, the series continues to astound with the adult subjects it addresses and the emotional depth it explores, making it a genuine breath of new air in the Star Wars-set drama.
There are no Jedi or lightsabers in this program, and it’s arguably not even a Star Wars show that simply happens to star members of the film it’s preparing for, but, in reality, this is why viewers like it so much more than anything else.
Why Everybody Loves Andor?
Andor differs from the other Star Wars shows: it’s gritty, dramatic, grounded in genuine human feeling, and as realistic as a program set in a galaxy far away. There aren’t any beautiful kids or newborn aliens in this program, or meme-able moments as this is a serious program for serious Star Wars fans, which is why we all have to adore B2EMO.
B2EMO, as the Andor family’s beloved, rusted bucket of bolts, is the sole source of humor in an otherwise depressing program, and his first scene perfectly encapsulates why he’s great: he’s barreling across an early morning ghost town in search of his friend Cassian, then an extraterrestrial warthog dog jumps on him, forcing him to shock the beast. That’s B2: he’ll go the additional mile for his mates, hitting every pothole and rock in order to do it.