‘Andor’ Showrunner Spills New Details On ‘Rogue One’ Prequel

The series is set five years before Rogue One.

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Andor showrunner Tony Gilroy dropped some new details about the upcoming Rogue One prequel series.

Andor is next in Disney Plus’ Star Wars programming after Obi-Wan Kenobi wraps up. A first look at Andor, set before the events of Rogue One, is expected to be shown at Star Wars Celebration later this week.

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However, Vanity Fair has provided some new quotes from Andor showrunner Tony Gilroy, who teased in the interview where we find Cassian Andor at the start of the series. The Andor storyline is said to involve Stellan Skarsgård and Adria Arjona’s characters:

“Our show starts with a very simple, almost film noir situation for a thief. A skeevy kind of guy gets in big trouble, tries to sell something he has to save his ass. A Rebel talent scout has been watching him with interest, and he’s sort of recruited on the worst day of his life. On episode four, we leave there and we begin to expand out…”

Cassian Andor first appeared in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Here is the synopsis for the film:

Former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter, Jyn. His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic takes him away from his beloved family. Many years later, Galen becomes the Empire’s lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station’s plans for the Rebel Alliance.

Directed by Gareth Edwards from a screenplay co-written by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy based on a story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta, Rogue One stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is available on Digital HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD. Andor will hit Disney Plus in summer 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Andor, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more great video content!

Source: Vanity Fair

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.