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Andor Convinced Veep's Armando Iannucci That A Star Wars Comedy Just Might Work
By SANDY SCHAEFER
While “Andor” may seem like a typical origin story of the “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” lead, Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), its focus on the Imperial bureaucracy’s mundaneness and working-class struggles makes it feel more like an adult sci-fi drama. Even “Veep” and “Avenue 5” creator Armando Iannucci has noticed the difference between “Andor” and other “Star Wars” series.
Iannucci shared, “I’ve just started watching ‘Andor.’ It’s really interesting. It’s very different. Even the music is different than usual ‘Star Wars’ music. I like that idea of just starting fresh and not being obsessed with the Death Star.” The show’s success in highlighting the parallels between our world and the “Star Wars” universe has Iannucci open to making a “Star Wars” comedy series.
The creator cited the “great fun” he had when writing a “Spider-Man” story for Marvel Comics, celebrating the web-slinger’s 60th anniversary. Iannucci said, “So yeah, I think whatever it is, as long as it’s an interesting new development rather than more of the same is how I see it. ‘Andor’ is interesting in that it’s decided to just park everything else.”