Despite being pushed back three weeks, the hype surrounding the upcoming Star Wars prequel series Andor has only grown. The series doesn’t premiere for another month, but that hasn’t stopped Disney and Lucasfilm from adding to the excitement.
Wednesday evening, the official Star Wars Twitter account actually posted an official release schedule. While fans already knew the first season would consist of 12 episodes, it helps paint a clearer picture of just how long the show will be in the public conversation for.
After the first three episodes drop on Wednesday September 21st, the series will debut a brand new episode every week all the way until November 23rd – a day before Thanksgiving in America. That means that the finale will make for quite a good table topic at this year’s annual feast.
You can view the full fleshed-out schedule below:
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: Star Wars