Beginning five years before the events of the Star Wars spin-off film Rogue One (2016), the series follows an ensemble cast of characters during the time that a Rebel Alliance is forming in opposition to the Galactic Empire. One of these characters is Cassian Andor, a thief who becomes a revolutionary and eventually joins the Rebellion.
The show was created by Tony Gilroy as a prequel to Rogue One, the series follows thief-turned-Rebel spy Cassian during the five years before the events of the film. Diego Luna executive produces and reprises his role as Cassian. Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, and Fiona Shaw also star.
Additionally, Forest Whitaker reprises his role as Saw Gerrera, a veteran of the Clone Wars and the leader of a militant insurgent group. Robert Emms and David Hayman have been cast in undisclosed supporting roles.
The first 12-episode season of Andor is scheduled to premiere on Disney+ on September 21, with its first three episodes. The first season will take place of the span of one year in Cassian Andor’s life.
The series has already been renewed for a second 12-episode season, which will conclude the series and lead into the events of Rogue One. The second season will jump four years of Cassian’s life, every three episodes.
Rogue One had extreme success in the box office scoring $1.056 billion making it the 38th highest grossing film of all-time and the fourth highest grossing Star Wars film. Only the three sequel trilogy films, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens grossed more.
Who Is Cassian Andor?
Cassian Jeron Andor, also known by the aliases Willix, Aach, Joreth Sward, and the codename Fulcrum, was a human male soldier, pilot, and intelligence officer who served in the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars, and, later, with the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War. Andor was a skilled operative, working as a spy and an assassin, performing many missions for the Alliance.
Andor’s first Star Wars appearance was in the anthology film, Rogue One in 2016. His first comic book appearance was in Star Wars: Rogue One Adaptation #1 (June 2017).