The first full teaser for the next Star Wars series, Andor, is here with good news and bad news. The first three episodes of the show will be available on September 21 with two episodes, as well as a teaser released at the end of May, which may explain why the series will premiere on September 21. Likewise, Obi-Wan Kenobi, who plays the droid in Rogue One, has already revealed that he will not be there for the first season.
The first full teaser for the upcoming Star Wars series Andor has arrived, with good news and bad news. The riveting preview of the next Disney+ show from the universe George Lucas designed gives us a closer look at the titular hero as well as other characters from the series, and details when the series will begin streaming. The good news? Andor will not be released as soon as we first learned.
The trailer opens in an unidentified planet's green, mountainous area, with a Star Destroyer looming overhead. We finally meet Stellan Skarsgards, who appears to both be a politician in the service of the Empire and the man who recruits Andor into the Rebellion, along with Forest Whitakers Saw Gerrera and Genevieve OReilly's Mon Mothma.
The first three episodes of Andor are scheduled to stream Wednesday, September 21. Meanwhile, a teaser released at the end of May said fans would expect an August 31 premiere with two episodes. This might very well explain why we were getting three episodes on day one. Similarly, Obi-Wan Kenobi released a couple of days later than planned as a sort of consolation prize.
Andor is a significant addition to 2016's Rogue One, as both Stellan Skarsgards' character and Mon Mothma have access to the Empire's halls of power in the beginning of A New Hope. As such, Andor promises to provide a level of political intrigue rarely seen in the series or films.
Fans will have access to an entire quarter of Andor's first season on Disney+, equivalent to the whole season of the original Star Wars series, bringing the total to 12 episodes. The remainder of the season is expected to roll out once per week until the season finale. Lucasfilm is apparently so optimistic about the reaction to Andor that preparations for season 2 have already begun.
The droid K-2SO, who has been with Cassian Andor for a while, is unlikely to be seen in the first season of Empire. As reported by Empire, Alan Tudyk, who voices the droid has already confirmed he will not be there for the first season.