As we continue to count down the days until the release of the highly anticipated Star Wars prequel Obi-Wan Kenobi, it’s easy to forget that there is still another series slated to come out this year. And we’re not talking about The Mandalorian!
The Rogue One prequel Andor is also due out sometime in 2022, yet since production finished there has been little to no news from the trades about it.
The Star Wars-centric site Bespin Bulletin has become quite the resource for information about the show though. In a brand new piece, it alleges that fans can expect to see both Mudtroopers and Death Troopers appear.
If true, this would mark the first live action appearance of Mudtroopers since Solo: A Star Wars Story, essentially linking the two projects. The potential appearance of Death Troopers, on the other hand, could hint at a potential cameo from Ben Mendelsohn’s Director Krennic. For those who may not recall, he commanded them in Rogue One.
The site says that the later information has yet to be confirmed, but as always we urge you take this entire report with a grain of salt because none of it is really confirmed. We might not know for sure until we get our first look at the series. It’s believed that some footage from the show will debut as a part of Disney’s annual Star Wars Celebration happening at the end of the month.
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).
SOURCE: Bespin Bulletin