We have yet to see any first look at the upcoming solo Star Wars spin-off Andor, yet we’ve heard some rumblings over the past few months that a second season could already be happening.
According to the site MakingStarWars.net, now there seems to be even more evidence that a second season is already in development.
The site claims that sources they have at the famed Elstree Studios, where all of the original Star Wars films were made, say that production is being planned for a second season of the yet-to-be-released series. The site adds that production is slated to begin as soon as this November.
One odd aspect of the intel they received is that Lucasfilm has apparently booked the stage for 18 months. If that seems like a long period of time, that’s because it is. Traditionally film shoots down last more than a few months. So this could mean that, if true, the studio is planning to shoot multiple projects back to back there.
Now because this information is unconfirmed, as always, we urge you all to take this news with a grain of salt.
Andor follows the adventures of Rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Diego Luna will reprise the role of Andor, which he originated in the 2016 film. The rousing spy thriller will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire.
Also reprising their roles are Jimmy Smits as Bail Organa, Alistair Petrie as General Draven, and Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma, with newcomers Stellan Skarsgard (Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End), Denise Gough (The Kid Who Would Be King), Adria Arjona (Pacific Rim: Uprising), Kyle Soller (Anna Karenia), and Robert Emms (Chernobyl) all in unknown roles.
Tony Gilroy, who co-wrote Rogue One, wrote and serve as showrunner for the series, which takes place five years before the events of the film. Directors on the project include Toby Haynes (Black Mirror), Ben Caron (The Crown), and Susanna White (Nanny McPhee Returns). Additional writers on the series include Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler), Beau Willimon (House of Cards), and Stephen Schiff (The Americans).