ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - MAY 26: (L-R) Genevieve O'Reilly, Tony Gilroy and Diego Luna attend the studio showcase panel at Star Wars Celebration for “Andor” in Anaheim, California on May 26, 2022. The new original series from Lucasfilm launches exclusively on Disney+ August 31. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
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Andor Season 2 Is Changing The Way The Series Handles Time
After a series of hits and misses in recent years for the “Star Wars” franchise, “Andor” felt like a completely different take, which many fans think is a perfect entry. As the show explores the last five years of Cassian’s life before “Rogue One,” there was some expectation that “Andor” would run for an equal number of seasons, but there will only be two.
Showrunner Tony Gilroy explained, “It was just like, ‘We can’t possibly do this.’ It’s a massive, massive undertaking, and Diego wouldn’t be able to play a younger man over the next 15 years. We wouldn’t be able to physically do it.” While some fear that the limited timeframe will rush the story, Gilroy’s solution is to mirror Season 1’s structure and have three-episode arcs for each year.
“Andor” flawlessly executed its story in Season 1, but its follow-up appears to be a greater challenge with its many plot threads and cast of characters. However, Gilroy seems excited to tackle it, adding, “[W]hat becomes interesting is now we can play the negative space. When you jump a year, what happened in between? [...] And really, the second half is about, what does time do to these people?”