The Star Wars lore is so vast and expansive that every time a new series comes out, we already have questions such as, “When does it take place?”, “How does it fit in the Star Wars timeline?” and perhaps many more.
After The Book of Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi, we have Andor lined up for us. Here’s everything you need to know about Star Wars: Andor, from the release date, plot, and speculation, to the episode release schedule.
Release Date and Episode Release Schedule
Season 1 of Star Wars: Andor will premiere on Disney+ on August 31, 2022. It will consist of 12 episodes, and the first two episodes will be released together. Every Wednesday, a new episode will come out. The series will go on till November 9, 2022.
As you see, the show will follow the same episode schedule as Obi-Wan Kenobi. The show will also be the longest live-action Star Wars show so far. Besides all this, Season 2 has already been confirmed and is most likely to release in 2023.
|Episode No.||Episode Title||Release Date||Release Time (PDT)|
|1.||Untitled Episode 1||August 31, 2022||12:00 AM|
|2.||Untitled Episode 2||August 31, 2022||12:00 AM|
|3.||Untitled Episode 3||September 7, 2022||12:00 AM|
|4.||Untitled Episode 4||September 14, 2022||12:00 AM|
|5.||Untitled Episode 5||September 21, 2022||12:00 AM|
|6.||Untitled Episode 6||September 28, 2022||12:00 AM|
|7.||Untitled Episode 7||October 5, 2022||12:00 AM|
|8.||Untitled Episode 8||October 12, 2022||12:00 AM|
|9.||Untitled Episode 9||October 19, 2022||12:00 AM|
|10.||Untitled Episode 10||October 26, 2022||12:00 AM|
|11.||Untitled Episode 11||November 2, 2022||12:00 AM|
|12.||Untitled Episode 12||November 9, 2022||12:00 AM|
In an interview with Vanity Fair, the show creator, Tony Gilroy, spoke extensively about the show’s plot. Based on what he said and numerous other interviews, here’s what we know.
Star Wars: Andor will follow the story of Rogue One’s rebel leader, Cassian Andor. The show is set five years before A New Hope and some time after Revenge of the Sith. Season 1 will cover the first year, and Season 2 will span across the next four years.
If you remember Rogue One, you’ll know that Cassian Andor did not survive in the film. After Cassian and Jyn Erso stole the blueprints of the Empire’s first Death Star, they met their tragic fate.
This show will take us back five years and show the journey of a man who went from being a nihilist to a martyr who gave his life for the galaxy. Season 1 will focus on the grim circumstances that make Andor a lost cynic who doesn’t really belong anywhere.
If we were to place this show side-by-side with another series, it would be Star Wars: Rebels. That show also took place five years before A New Hope. During the time, there was no one unified rebellion group.
At the time, pockets of groups were fighting the terror caused by the Sith Lord, and we never got to see Cassian Andor cross paths with Ezra, Ahsoka, and the rest of the gang. Maybe they were in different parts of the galaxy, or perhaps their paths did cross off-screen. We still don’t know.
We most likely have to wait till Season 2 to find out. After all, the primary focus of Season 1 would be Cassian’s life and what shapes him.
Overall, this is everything we know about Star Wars: Andor so far, and it is a lot of information. Usually, the studio keeps all show-related information tightly under wraps until the series is released.
However, this time, the people involved have extensively spoken about the story, the timeline, and even their character arcs. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us.
Andor is an American television series created by Tony Gilroy for the streaming service Disney+. It is a prequel to the Star Wars film Rogue One (2016), following the character Cassian Andor five years before the events of the film.
Set five years before Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Andor will see Cassian in his formative years as he becomes the charismatic Rebel and espionage master.
Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Stellan Skarsgaard, Adria Arjona, Fiona Shaw, and others star in the show. The series premiered on Disney+ on September 21, 2022, with the first three episodes.