Fans have been very excited to hear any and all updates on Diego Luna's Cassian Andor series for Disney+, and while the show was about four weeks into production earlier this year when it had to shut down, they're now back up and running. And, even better, we now have a first look at the Star Wars: Rogue One prequel, which will be titled Andor, along with an awesome look behind the scenes.
The news was announced today by Disney and the official Star Wars Twitter feed that Andor has been filming for two weeks, and when you see what will be on offer when the show hits Disney+ in 2022, your excitement is sure to ramp up to some amazing levels. Take a look!
As star / executive producer Diego Luna said in the short video, magic does seem to have happened with Andor, but not just because fans will get to further explore the life of a beloved character, who previously only had one film in which to shine. We may not have gotten to see much of whatever has been filmed so far, but just looking behind the scenes and seeing how much work is going into the show gives fans a pretty solid indication of how amazing the series will likely be when it finally debuts.
In the clip, we also heard from costume designer Michael Wilkinson, who let us in on the fact that we'll be treated to 12 episodes once Andor comes along, which will outpace the hit The Mandalorian by four episodes. Also, this show will be no joke when it comes to the amount of characters who will be on display, as there will be over 200 named characters. You guys? That is a whole bunch of characters with actual names for a TV show, especially since we're just talking about Season 1.
There will also, as could be expected from anything Star Wars, be some cool creatures and droids on Andor, including the one droid we even got a tiny peek at during the video. The whole thing wrapped up by showing off some of the concept art for what's to come and, I mean, really. You have to be seriously pumped just from looking at this:
OMG. Cassian's ship is on fire! Obviously he's going to be OK (for now), and get a chance to go on and become the self-sacrificing hero we all know and love, but, still! I need Cassian Andor to not get singed, OK.
Along with this sneak peek at Andor, several other Star Wars shows were announced for the future of Disney+. There are now two spinoffs of The Mandalorian in the works, Rangers of the New Republic, and Ahsoka, which will (prepare for even more excitement), in fact star Rosario Dawson, as well as a Lando Calrissian series, and much more. Be sure to stay tuned to CinemaBlend for updates on all of these shows and more, as there will be tons of news coming over the next several months!