“Star Wars: Andor” just debuted its first three episodes on Disney+ on September 28th. New episodes will release weekly through November 23, 2022. A second season of the series has already been confirmed and showrunner Tony Gilroy recently revealed filming on Season 2 will begin this November.
Benjamin Caron, Toby Haynes, and Susanna White all had their part in directing Season 1 of the series and according to Gilroy, Yellowjackets director Ariel Kleiman will have a hand in directing Season 2. Kleiman helmed the “Flight of the Bumblebee” episode of Yellowjackets as well as episodes of Top of the Lake, The Resort, and more.
Gilroy shared the news in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter and said the following:
“I am not [directing in season two]. I can’t. This job is just too huge. I don’t have the time to spare. It’s a really poor use of my time,” Gilroy explained. “Ari [Ariel] Kleiman is out in Pinewood. We start shooting in November. He started prepping three weeks ago. He’s got his hands full out there just to get to November. There was some fantasy that I would end up doing the last block, but I just can’t, to be honest with you.”
He added, “So the directors who’ve come in have all been great, and they’re really ambitious. They’re really greedy. You need an extra retrorocket to go off when it’s time to direct. When someone else comes in and says, ‘Man, I want to make this great. I want to make it better,’ it’s really exciting. So I can say that I’m not directing. I’ll be here [in Pinewood], but I’m not directing.”
The “Andor” series explores a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The series brings forward the tale of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved. It’s an era filled with danger, deception and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero.
Diego Luna returns as Cassian Andor and is joined by cast members Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller and Fiona Shaw.
The executive producers are Kathleen Kennedy, Sanne Wohlenberg, Diego Luna and Michelle Rejwan. Tony Gilroy is the creator and showrunner.
Seasons 1 and 2 will reportedly consist of twelve episodes each with the final episode from Season 2 leading into Rogue One.