Star Wars: Andor, the new Star Wars series that follows the lives of rebel fighters in the Outer Rim as they combat the reign of the New Galactic Empire, premiered on Disney+ last night, and if you’re like most Star Wars fans, you might have fallen in love with it immediately. Not only does it deliver all of the action and excitement you’ve come to expect from a Star Wars property, but it also introduces us to some brand new characters and storylines as well. Get Ready to Blast Off With Disney’s New ‘Andor’ Series
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Is this show any good?
Disney+ is not new to the Star Wars universe. They’ve released everything from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Solo: A Star Wars Story to The Mandalorian on their streaming service and they just announced they are releasing a new series called Andor. The first season of Andor is set to premiere on September 21, 2022 with the first three of its twelve episodes. Reviews have been mixed so far as people question the plot lines, but that doesn’t stop it from being an entertaining show. So what do you think? Are you excited for Andor?
Who should watch it?
If you’re a fan of Star Wars or science-fiction in general, then this is the show for you. The first season of Andor premiered on September 21, 2022 and included twelve episodes that are sure to keep you entertained. And if you don’t have time for the full season all at once, then take a break and watch one episode each day until the season is over!
Meet The Cast and characters
The cast of Andor is an experienced crew of space travelers that have worked together many times before. They all know what they’re getting into, but still have a healthy respect for the dangers involved. After all, it takes more than a few credits to get into space and back again. The team must put their own safety aside and do whatever it takes to complete their mission.
Diego Luna Portrays Cassian Andor
Cassian Andor is the protagonist of the first season of the new series, Andor. He is a member of the Rebel Alliance and a former spy for the Galactic Empire who wants revenge on those responsible for his planet being destroyed by a mining project gone wrong. A skilled combatant, Andor has been trained in guerrilla warfare by an underground rebellion called the Tauron Freedom Fighters. On Kenari he worked as a teacher teaching orphans about basic skills such as reading and writing.
Kyle Soller Portrays Syril Karn
The most recent addition to the cast of Andor is Kyle Soller who will play Syril Karn, a Deputy Inspector for Preox-Morlana (Pre-Mor) Authority, a corporate conglomerate in charge of a trade sector. Karn works for Pre-Mor’s security services and is determined to capture Andor after he is suspected of murdering two Pre-Mor security employees. Despite being one of the newer members to the group, Karn has proven himself to be very loyal and knowledgeable about his job. Karn has already established relationships with all the other characters on his team and knows them well enough that they are able to trust him when it comes time for important decisions
Adria Arjona Portrays Bix Caleen
Arjona is a Mexican actress, singer and model. In 2018, she starred in the Netflix film Bird Box and had a recurring role as Maggie Laine in the third season of the HBO series True Detective. She also appeared in the movies Ant-Man (2015) and Robin Hood (2018). The Andor series marks her first leading TV role. The Emmy Award-winning actor Jimmy Smits plays Ulfi Caleen, Bix’s father and ex-husband of Leia Caleen (played by Carrie Fisher).
Joplin Sibtain Portrays Brasso
The first season of Andor premiered on Disney+ on September 21, 2022, with the first three of its twelve episodes. Brasso is Andor’s co-worker and colleague in the series who has a penchant for being overly inquisitive and very nosy. In episode one of the show he can be seen following Andor around asking him questions that were unnecessary at times.
It is unclear how long Brasso will be an ally or foe to Andor, but he may potentially be involved in some sort of scheme that would eventually bring down his employer, as he appears to be just as frustrated with them as they are with him. He also seems like he might have some type of ulterior motive other than simply wanting information from his boss.
James McArdle Portrays Timm Karlo
James McArdle is an English actor. In 2020, he made his big screen debut in the blockbuster Mission: Impossible—Fallout, but soon after that he appeared as Caleen’s co-worker and boyfriend Timm Karlo on the new show Andor. The two were seen getting into a heated argument with the other characters before being transported away by a portal device. What could have caused their quarrel? Will they get back together again? Watch and find out when season one premieres this September 21st!
Rupert Vansittart Portrays Chief Hyne
Rupert Vansittart plays Chief Hyne, the head of security for Syril’s family. He is a very strict and no-nonsense type of person who does not take kindly to those who do not follow the rules. But in spite of his hard exterior, he has proven himself to be deeply caring when it comes to his duties and protecting those he cares about most. And just like any good parent, he worries about all of the dangers that his children might face. His daughter Kailyn appears to share some traits with him, as she wants to pursue a career in security as well and has shown her father’s protective side.
Stellan Skarsgård Portrays Luthen Rael
Caleen has a meeting with Luthen Rael, a member of the rebel alliance. He tells her that he had heard about her plan and offers his help with her mission. The two agree to meet later in the day so Caleen can get more information from him about how he can help. When she gets back home, she finds out that one of their informants was killed during an encounter with Stormtroopers and no one knows who could have done it. She is beginning to think that someone on their side might be betraying them when she gets another message from Luthen saying they should meet as soon as possible because it is important for both of them to know what this project is about before it is too late.
Fiona Shaw Portrays Maarva Andor
If you’re a fan of the Star Wars series, then there’s no doubt that you’re eagerly awaiting the premiere of Andor on September 21st. Andor is an American action and science-fiction television series created by Tony Gilroy for the streaming service Disney+ as part of the Star Wars franchise. The first season of Andor premiered on Disney+ on September 21, 2022, with the first three of its twelve episodes. A second season has been confirmed to be in production, set to air at some point in 2024. The show centers around Cassian Andor (played by John Rhys Davies), who has been assigned by the Rebellion to steal military intelligence from the Empire while also safeguarding their own secrets from Imperial discovery.
Alex Ferns Portrays Sergeant Linus Mosk
The show is set in a galaxy far away and follows the story of Sergeant Linus Mosk, one of the pre-Mor officers from the planet Andor. As a pre-Mor officer, he is tasked with protecting his home planet from any potential threats before it falls victim to the horrible disease Morza. He’s also recruited by Commander Wedge Antilles (David Oyelowo) to be an undercover spy for the Rebel Alliance as they wage their own battle against Emperor Palpatine’s Empire.
Gary Beadle Portrays Clem Andor
Gary Beadle stars as Clem Andor, an engineer who is partnered with Maarva. Together, they work on a new space station that will be the first of its kind and serve as a hub for commerce, trade and peaceful exploration.
Clem has always been one to do things his own way, which was evident when he built the family home himself using salvaged materials from the now-deserted planet of Andorra.
Genevieve O’Reilly Portrays Mon Mothma
Genevieve O’Reilly is set to play Mon Mothma in the first season of Star Wars: Andor, which will debut on September 21, 2022. The actress joins the series as a member of the Imperial Senate who tries to navigate the politics of the Empire while secretly helping found the Rebel Alliance. Other new cast members include Dominic West as Grand Moff Tarkin and Naomi Ackie (star of 2018’s A Wrinkle in Time) as Jyn Erso from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Denise Gough Portrays Dedra Meero
Dedra Meero is a high-ranking Imperial officer and one of the most powerful people in the galaxy. Dedra is ambitious, ruthless, and intelligent. She has no qualms about using violence or threats to get what she wants—whether it’s information from an informant or a promotion from the Emperor himself. Beware of spoilers ahead!
Dedra quickly takes charge of Andor after Grand Moff Loric challenges her position as commander by installing an automated droid army instead of humans. But not everything goes smoothly when these droids develop emotions, and they’re programmed to follow orders without question.
What content will there be in Season 2?
Disney+ has announced that Season 2 of Andor will premiere on December 18, 2022. The second season will comprise ten episodes and is expected to follow the events of the first season, picking up with the aftermath of Galen Erso’s escape from Andor and Thrawn’s pursuit. Further details about the new season are not yet known. For now, get ready for more high-octane thrills when you blast off into Andor!
What makes it worth my time?
Disney’s new series, Andor, is set during the height of the Galactic Empire and follows a group of rebels as they fight for freedom. The first season of Andor premiered on Disney+ on September 21, 2022 with the first three episodes available at launch. Episode one introduces viewers to rebel spy Cassius, who is tasked with infiltrating Imperial ranks in order to bring down Emperor Palpatine. In episode two, Cassius learns that Palpatine may be more powerful than anyone anticipated when he forces Cassius into an impossible decision: betray the Rebels or lose his daughter Leia forever. Season one will continue until December 2020 when we’ll finally see if Cassius can take down Palpatine and restore peace to the galaxy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Star Wars Andor a prequel?
In 2023, the Galactic Republic is under attack by the Separatists, and the Jedi Order has been exterminated by Darth Sidious and his apprentice Darth Vader. Palpatine declares himself Emperor of a new Galactic Empire, which seeks to crush all opposition in pursuit of peace and stability.