Star Wars: Andor, or simply Andor is an upcoming Disney+ Star Wars-themed streaming series that is set to premiere on August 31, 2022 on the streaming platform. The first season is going to consist of 12 episodes, but we also know that a second 12-episode season is going to be produced. While we’re still enjoying the news and the recently released trailer, we have decided to tell you when and where the series is going to take place, as far as we know at this moment.
Star Wars: Andor is going to take place five years before the events of Rogue One, i.e., during the early, formative years of the Rebellion. The story takes place between 5BBY and 0BBY. As far as the locations are concerned, the only location that has been officially confirmed so far is Coruscant, the seat of the Imperial Senate.
In the rest of this article, we are going to tell you everything we know about the timeline and the locations we are going to see in Star Wars: Andor. We don’t know much about it as of yet, but we are going to give you a detailed and thorough analysis of everything we know at this moment so you can use this article as a fully reliable and up-to-date source of information.
When does Star Wars: Andor take place?
From what we know, the plot of Star Wars: Andor is going to take place five years before the events of the anthology film Rogue One. The rough timeline states that it is set between 5BBY and 0BBY, during the early years of the Rebellion and, also, Palpatine’s Galactic Empire. We assume that we are going to see how the Rebellion evolved in its early days and how many elements that became famous later, in the Original Trilogy, came to be.
After the Clone Wars and before the Galactic Civil War, an initial rebellion against the Galactic Empire was fought by a collection of rebel cells that eventually formed the Alliance to Restore the Republic. These militant cells were covertly organized by Senator Bail Organa of Alderaan and quietly received political support in the Imperial Senate by senators such as Mon Mothma of Chandrila and Leia Organa of Alderaan.
The main rebel cells included the Massassi Group led by General Jan Dodonna, the Phoenix Cell led by Commander Jun Sato, the Specters led by Captain Hera Syndulla, and the Partisans led by resistance fighter Saw Gerrera. They were often supported by agents known as Fulcrums, including Commander Ahsoka Tano and former Imperial Security Bureau agent Alexsandr Kallus.
The initial rebellion against the Empire originated in the last days of the Galactic Republic, when Senator Organa and other members of the Galactic Senate met in secret to discuss ways to counter the executive power amassed by Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine. When the Clone Wars, a pretext for Palpatine to amass power, came to an end in 19 BBY, the Republic was transformed into the Galactic Empire and Organa began to organize an armed resistance against the Imperial regime.
By 4 BBY, many resistance cells began to work together after they aided in the rescue of captive Jedi Kanan Jarrus on Mustafar. The cells continued to gather strength, though they received a devastating blow from Imperial Grand Admiral Thrawn during the Battle of Atollon. The cells, which coalesced under the leadership of Mon Mothma to form the Rebel Alliance, established themselves on Yavin 4.
From there, they continued their early operations against the Empire, but without declaring open war, as it remained a source of debate. among the Alliance High Command.
The question was resolved in 0 BBY during the Battle of Scarif, when Sergeant Jyn Erso and Captain Cassian Andor led a team, Rogue One, to capture the plans for the Empire’s superweapon, the Death Star. The battle marked the outbreak of the Galactic Civil War, in which the Alliance finally triumphed over the Empire and formed the New Republic.
Where does Star Wars: Andor take place?
And while we’re certain that there are going to be more, additional locations in the series, the only location that has been confirmed as of the time of writing this article is Coruscant, a well-known location in the Star Wars lore. We are, of course, going to update this article as more information arrives, so keep checking our site for more news. Now, let us see what we know about the locations.
Coruscant, also known as Imperial Center during the reign of the Galactic Empire, was an ecumenopolis—a city-covered planet, collectively known as Galactic City—in the Coruscant system of the Core Worlds. Although a matter of debate among historians, Coruscant was generally believed to be the original home planet of humanity.
Noted for its cosmopolitan culture and massive skyscrapers, Coruscant’s population consisted of approximately one billion citizens belonging to a wide range of humanoid and alien species. Furthermore, Coruscant’s strategic location at the end of several great hyperspace routes allowed it to grow in power and influence, causing the planet-city to surpass its initial rivals and become a galactic hub of culture, education, finance, the arts, politics, and technology.
It housed several points of great interest, including the Jedi Temple, Monument Plaza, and the Galactic Senate Building. Serving as the capital of the galaxy since the ancient days of the Galactic Republic, Coruscant was at the center of numerous historical events, such as the conflict between the Jedi Order and the Sith or the Clone Wars.
Although the planet fell under Sith occupation for a time, Republic forces ultimately liberated Coruscant with the help of the Jedi Knights. His victory was decisive to the point that the Sith were nearly extinct, replacing a time of darkness and war with the democratic rule of the modern Galactic Republic.
Maintaining its status as the galactic capital, it was on Coruscant that the Galactic Senate ruled the galaxy for centuries, establishing an era of peace that lasted nearly a millennium under the protection of the Jedi peacekeepers. During the fall of the Republic, political intrigue wrought by corruption and secession transformed Coruscant into a dangerous environment at the time of the Clone Wars—the first major war on a galactic scale in a thousand years.
Between assassination attempts and terrorist attacks, the Senate turned to the leadership of Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine. As Palpatine’s authority grew exponentially, the presence of the Grand Army of the Republic on Coruscant also grew steadily, from the establishment of the Coruscant Guard to the construction of the Republic Military Operations Center in the Federal District.
Following a direct attack on the capital by the Confederacy of Independent Systems in 19 BBY, the Senate granted additional wartime powers to Chancellor Palpatine who, on the eve of the New Order, declared all Jedi enemies of the state. Palpatine, who was, in fact, the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, was successful in his plan to transform the Republic into a military dictatorship.
He then ordered the Grand Army of clone troopers to execute Order 66 against their Jedi Generals, resulting in a galactic-scale purge that nearly destroyed the Jedi Order. With no Jedi opposing him, Palpatien dissolved the Republic and declared himself Galactic Emperor to the applause of the now Imperial Senate.