In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Rogue One released on December 16, 2016 to the tune of $1.056 billion box office on a $265 million budget. The film was directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) with a screenplay by Chris Weitz (Cinderella, The Golden Compass) and Tony Gilroy (Armageddon, Michael Clayton) based on a story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta (After Earth, The Book of Eli). The main cast consists of Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso, Diego Luna as Cassian Andor, Ben Mendelsohn as Orson Krennic, Donnie Yen as Chirrut Îmwe, Mads Mikkelsen as Galen Erso, Alan Tudyk as K-2SO, Riz Ahmed as Bodhi Rook, Jiang Wen as Baze Malbus, and Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera.
The film is the first installment of the Star Wars anthology series and takes place following Revenge of the Sith (2005) and prior to A New Hope (1977). It received two Academy Award nominations for Best Sound Mixing and Best Visual Effects.
Lucasfilm and Disney+ are set to release a prequel television series entailed, Andor. The series will focus around Luna’s Cassian Andor character from the 2016 film. Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, and Fiona Shaw also star.
In an era filled with danger, deception, and intrigue, Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a Rebel hero.
The first season of Andor is scheduled to premiere on Disney+ on August 31, 2022, with its first two episodes. The rest of 12-episode season will release weekly. A second 12-episode season is in development, which will conclude the series and lead into the events of Rogue One.
Andor’s first season will cover approximately a year in Cassian’s life with the second season 12 episodes will cover four years—time jumping ahead every three episodes.