By all accounts, Disney’s Star Wars: Andor series, a spin-off of the Star Wars movie Rogue One, got its second season before we even got to see the first one. News of the second season surfaced in a recent interview given by Stellan Skarsgård. Speaking about his filming schedule for this year, the acclaimed actor confirmed that according to current plans, he should start production of the as yet unannounced second season of the series in the fall of this year after finishing work on the sequel to Denis Villeneuve’s Dino.
Asked about the potential release date of the second season of the Skarsgård series, he said: “I don’t know when it will start airing. It will take some time, but not too long, so that it doesn’t take too long between the first and second season.”
Filming the first season of Star Wars: Andor began in London in November 2020 under the code name “Pilgrim“. In the meantime, numerous interruptions followed due to the coronavirus pandemic, and at the end of September last year, Diego Luna confirmed that they had finished filming. Diego Luna reprises his role from the film as Cassian Andor. Genevieve O’Reilly is also returning as Mon Mothma, and Skarsgård has also confirmed that we will be watching Forest Whitaker as Sawa Gerrera again.
We will listen to Alan Tudyk again, who will lend his voice to the K-2SO droid, but we will still have to wait a bit for him, most likely until the second season. Along with Skarsgård, other new faces in the first season are Adria Arjona, Kyle Soller, Denise Gough and Robert Emms.
Stephen Schiff was initially cast as the showrunner of the series, but was replaced by Tony Gilroy before production began. As with the series The Mandalorian and The Book of Bob Fett, Gilroy has multiple functions, so he is in charge of the screenplay along with his brothers Dan Gilroy and Beau Willimon. The pilot, along with two other episodes, was directed by Toby Haynes (Black Mirror). Other directors on the project are Ben Caron and Susanna White.
It is not yet known exactly when the first season will arrive, although it was last year announced for this summer.