The official Andor trailer shows us what the birth of a revolution looks like
Disney+ has released an action-packed trailer for Andorthe upcoming 12-episode prequel series set five years before the events of A thugwith Diego Luna as Cassian Andor.
As we previously reported, our first look at the series came from a behind-the-scenes teaser in December 2020 during Disney’s Investor Day. We got a short teaser earlier this year at Star Wars Celebration. Andor has been described as a “taut, biting spy thriller”, starring Tony Gilroy, who co-wrote A thugserving as showrunner.
The story begins with the Empire’s destruction of Cassian Andor’s homeworld and will depict his transformation from a cynical “opponent of the revolution” into a major player in the budding rebellion who is willing to sacrifice himself to save the galaxy. According to Deadline Hollywood, Luna described Andor as “the journey of a migrant. This feeling of having to move is behind this story, which shapes you as a person. It defines you in many ways and what you are ready to do.
According to the official description:
The Andor series explores a new perspective ofstar warsgalaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The series tells the story of the budding rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved. It is a time filled with danger, deception and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to transform him into a rebel hero.
The ensemble cast also includes Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma, a Republic senator who helped found the Rebel Alliance, as well as Forest Whitaker reprising his A thug role as Clone Wars veteran Saw Gerrera. Stellan Skarsgård (as Luthen) and Adria Arjona co-star as resistance fighters who recruit Andor to the cause. Kyle Soller, Denise Gough, Fiona Shaw, Robert Emms and David Hayman have all been cast in undisclosed roles. Alan Tudyk was supposed to return as the reprogrammed Imperial droid K-2SO, but his appearance was scuttled during rewrites.
The new trailer opens with a remote colony on high alert as a low-flying Empire spaceship appears. “To rob the Empire, you walk in like you belong,” Cassian says in a voiceover as we see a little boy (a young Cassian is assumed) sneaking into an Empire stronghold, presumably to commit a small flight. “They’re so proud of themselves. So fat and content. They can’t imagine someone like me would ever walk into their house.”
But the Empire has a stranglehold on Andor, “suffocating us so slowly we’re starting to not notice,” Luthen says when he approaches a grown Cassian to recruit him into the rebellion. “Wouldn’t you rather give it all to something real?” I need all the heroes I can get. Saw knows what to call it: “The War”. And Mon Mothma is well placed to help, irritating herself to distract the Empire from its true purpose: fomenting a rebellion.
The first three episodes of Andor premiering on Disney+ on September 21, 2022. The remaining nine episodes will air weekly, ending November 23, 2022. A 12-episode second season is already in development and will lead directly into the events of A thug.
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