When will Andor season 2 come out on Disney – we explore that question and give a release date. Spoilers ahead.
The spy-thriller-focused Andor is a prequel series to the 2016 film Rogue One and shows how the Rebel Alliance formed. The first season focuses on Cassian Andor becoming less selfish and nihilistic, to someone willing to help organize a Rebellion and eventually give his life for a greater cause. It also gives audiences a look at Mon Mothma, and her efforts to create a Rebellion from her position in the Imperial Senate. In a few episodes, Andor has shown a robbery of an Imperial facility and the Empire’s response.
Andor has been released to great critical and audience acclaim, being praised for its slower, less action-heavy episodes, its grittier tone, and not relying on cameos and call-backs to other Star Wars shows and films. The writing, in particular, has been the strongest so far, further fleshing out the galaxy and its politics through tense dialogue.
Disney+ released the first 3 episodes of Andor on Wednesday, September 21st, 2022, and dropped the remaining 9 on a weekly basis. Tony Gilroy has previously confirmed that there will be another season of Andor, but neither he nor Disney has said when it will come out. Keep reading to find out when Andor season two will be released on Disney+.
Andor plot synopsis
Here’s the plot synopsis for season 1, courtesy of Disney:
“The Andor series will explore 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.”
When will Andor season 2 come out – potential release date
So far, a release date for Andor season 2 hasn’t been confirmed by Disney or Tony Gilroy. Season two doesn’t start filming until November, and if it follows a similar pattern to other Star Wars projects, then it won’t come out until late 2023 at the earliest. Looking at the calendar for Disney+ Star Wars releases, 2023 is already a packed year. Fans have the second season of The Bad Batch, the third season of The Mandalorian, and both Ahsoka and Skeleton Crew to come to look forward to. Andor season 2 will, therefore, likely not release until 2024.
In an interview with The Wrap, Tony Gilroy said that audiences will have to wait another couple of years for the second season to come out.
“We start shooting in November on Part 2. And I don’t know if … Our past pattern was two years, but I mean, I’ll be on … We’ll shoot from November to August. And then our post[-production] last time was about a year.”
Andor season 2 cast – who might be in it?
Here are the cast members that are confirmed to be in season 2 so far.
- Diego Luna as Cassian Andor
- Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma
Those are the only cast members confirmed so far, but it’s likely that Stellan Skarsgård will return as Luthen Rael, Denise Gough as Dedra Meero, Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera, and Kyle Soller as Syril Karn. Newcomers might include Ben Mendelsohn as Orson Krennic and Alan Tudyk’s K-2SO.
Tony Gilroy has previously teased to Total Film that “what’s cool is that we’ll be introducing new characters in the second half, but there’s 25, 30 characters of import that we’re carrying forward from one to the next,” he reveals. “You already know them, you already know a lot about them.”
Andor season 2 – what could the second season be about?
Andor season 2 will continue its focus on the formation of the Rebel Alliance but will take a faster approach than season 1. Instead of covering just one year of Cassian’s life, Season 2 will cover four. The season will be 12 episodes, the same as Season 1, and every three episodes will focus on a different year.
Mon Mothma will still be building the Rebellion from the Imperial Senate, but in 2BBY she will make a fiery speech condemning the Empire and have to go on the run, something that was touched on in Star Wars: Rebels. The speech is sparked by the Ghorman massacre, something that Andor could well be building up to. We have already had two mentions of the Ghormans, and Andor is likely to keep name-dropping them.
As for other major events, Saw Gerrera’s split with the Rebellion is also something the show could feature.