Everything We Already Know About “Andor” Season 2

Everything We Already Know About “Andor” Season 2

“Andor” wrapped up its first season in November, and fans can’t wait until the second (and final) installment of the Star Wars series premieres sometime in 2024. And while it’s a mystery what will happen to the show’s titular hero, Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), and other rebellion members like Mon Mothma (Genevieve O’Reilly), Bix (Adria Arjona), and Luthen (Stellan Skårsgard), there are some pretty big things we know about the new season.

The show serves as a prequel to 2016’s “Rogue One,” which first introduces fans to Cassian. Mon Mothma also appears in that film, so viewers know that both characters will survive the second season. Season one covered one year in Cassian’s life, while season two will cover the next four years before “Rogue One.” Luna explained that part of the reason for that decision is they want him to look about the age he did when they filmed “Rogue One.” In a Dec. 19 interview with Collider, he explained of the idea of giving each year its own season, “It’s not possible, but you know what? It’s not because of us. It’s because of Rogue One. I mean, I also have to look close enough to ‘Rogue One.’ Can you imagine me in 10 years pretending to be the [character] I was 20 years ago? Just impossible. I mean, sadly there’s no machines or CGI that can do it.”

Back in November, O’Reilly told POPSUGAR that her character, Mon Mothma, like Cassian, is on a journey to become the person viewers met in “Rogue One.” She said on season two, “I’m hopeful that it will be really gritty and dextrous and dramatic and just exciting. I’m excited to go back to this, [which is] not always the case.”

Tony Gilroy, who serves as the series’s creator, told Empire back in May that season two will have a similar structure to the first season, where every three episodes serve as an individual narrative arc. “The scale of the show is so huge,” he said. He explained of the first season, “Directors work in blocks of three episodes, so we did four blocks [in Season 1] of three episodes each.”

According to Gilroy, the structure of season two flowed directly out of that decision. “We looked and said, ‘Wow, it’d be really interesting if we come back, and we use each block to represent a year. We’ll move a year closer with each block,'” he told Empire. “From a narrative point of view, it’s really exciting to be able to work on something where you do a Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and then jump a year.”

Luna posted on Instagram on Dec. 12 that the new season is filming now, and rumor has it that new episodes will hit screens in 2024. Read on for what we know so far about “Andor” season two.