We are still quite a few months away from the upcoming Rogue One spin-off series following Cassian Andor, simply titled Andor. However, it looks like the studio is already plans for a second season.
In a recent interview, Stellan Skarsgard, who has an unknown role in the upcoming series said, “We start with ‘Dune 2’ in July. And then in the autumn, it’s time for the second season of the Star Wars series ‘Andor’.”
The actor gave no context to his comments other than to say he didn’t know when the presumed next season would debut, and no official sources or additional cast members have supported his claims. Alan Tudyk did reveal last year, that Andor’s droid sidekick K-2SO would not appear in the series but alluded to an appearance in a second season saying, “I’m going to be in the show. It’s just that the story that Tony [Gilroy] is telling doesn’t involve K-2SO until later on… I can’t be too specific, but I can definitely say that I’m not going to be in the first season.”
“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 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).