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Andor: Release Date, Footage, and Everything to Know About the Disney+ Rogue One Series

Rebellions begin with brave pilots

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Megan Vick

Disney+'s Rogue One spin-off series Andor was announced in 2018 and is officially in production as of December 2020. Diego Luna returns in the eponymous role of Cassion Andor, a rebel spy helping the Rebellion take down the Empire before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope. The series boasts over 200 named characters and will debut on the service in 2022. We may still have a while before we get the first footage of the Rogue One show, but in the meantime, here's everything we know about Disney+'s nextStar WarsTV show.

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The official title: The series will be called Andor.

Premiere date: The show officially began production in late-November 2020 and will premiere on Disney+ in 2022. 

Additional cast members: It was announced in April that Alan Tudyk would also reprise his role as K-2SO, the former Imperial droid reprogrammed for the rebellion. Also in April, Variety broke the news that Stellan Skarsgard and Kyle Soller were also joining the cast -- but as with everything Star Wars, specifics about their roles are still being kept under wraps. In August 2020, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Adria Arjona is joining the cast, though details about her character are also being kept close to the vest. 

Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy confirmed the above castings during Disney's Investor Day in December 2020 and announced that Fiona Shaw and Denise Gough will join the cast with Genevieve O'Reilly playing Mon Mothma.

Behind-the-Scenes Footage: Kennedy also premiered a behind-the-scenes featurette showcasing all of the hard work going into the series to bring the Rebellion back to life once again. 

Time period: The series is set five years before the events of Rogue One, which set up the destruction of the Death Star in the original Star Wars trilogy. It will follow Cassian's adventures as a rebel spy during the formative years of the Rebellion before Luke (Mark Hamill) ever swung a lightsaber.

Writers: Stephen Schiff (The Americans) will serve as showrunner on the series with Rogue Oneco-writer Tony Gilroy on board to write the pilot, according to Variety.

Director: According to Deadline, Toby Haynes will direct the first three episodes of the spin-off, taking over for Tony Gilroy, who could not make the trip to the United Kingdom for filming due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Disney+ launched on Nov. 12, 2019. Sign up for Disney+ and find out what else is coming to the new streaming service.

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Diego Luna, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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