After 12 gripping episodes, Andor S1 has come to a close. It introduced us to the machinery behind the infamous Rebel Alliance as well as a few new villains. Primarily, S1 dealt with Cassian finally accepting the role he must play in taking down the Empire, and it’s obvious from the season finale that his story is far from over.
So has Andor been renewed for Season 2? Will we see the rebels continue their mission?
Andor has been renewed for Season 2, after which the show will come to an end. Filming for Andor Season 2 has already begun, with its release tentatively scheduled for 2024.
So the good news is that Andor was ordered as a two-season show right from the beginning. The bad news is that the show has a very definitive ending because it will take us to the events of Rogue One.
In the meantime, let’s look at the details we currently have for Andor Season 2:
1. Andor Season 2 Release Date
Creator Tony Gilroy stated that the filming and post-production of Season 2 might take two years. So this means that Andor Season 2 will air sometime in 2024 (or even later).
This matches the production time of Andor S1, which took about three years to make. However, since the production of Season 1 was affected by pandemic-related delays, one can hope that Season 2 will take lesser time than expected.
Filming for Andor S2 began on November 21 and is scheduled till the summer of 2023.
2. Andor Season 2 Characters
While there were quite a few significant deaths in Andor S1, most of the main cast survived, and we shall see them return for S2.
This includes Diego Luna, Genevieve O’Reilly, Duncan Pow, Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Kyle Soller, Denise Gough, Elizabeth Dulau, Faye Marsay, and Varada Sethu.
We may also get introduced to a few new characters in Season 2 and perhaps be treated to some cameos as well!
3. Andor Season 2 Plot
Season 1 depicted how Cassian was testing the waters of what it’s like to be a Rebel. He had simply joined the mission in the early episodes because it had a good payout.
But as he continues to experience the Empire’s atrocities first-hand, he realizes he cannot stay a mere spectator. Being imprisoned in Narkina 5 was his breaking point.
As we see in the S1 finale, Cassian demands Luthen allow him to join the Rebel Alliance officially. So I expect that in Season 2, Cassian will have an even bigger role to play in the missions and may ascend to the position of a leader, as we see him in Rogue One.
There are loads of subplots S2 has to tackle: Cassian continuing to look for his sister, how Mon and Luthen strive to strengthen the Rebel Alliance, and Karn and Meero’s efforts of thwarting the rebellion, among others. Let’s see how all of them come together.
4. About Andor
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.