‘Andor’ Season 2: Release Date, Cast, and Plot

'Andor' Season 2
'Andor' Season 2

Of all the Star Wars programs on Disney Plus, “Andor” has regularly received the highest critical praise. It has also proved extremely popular with audiences, earning many Emmy nominations.

All of this adds up to a lot of excitement for the upcoming second season, which will also be the show’s final. Showrunner Tony Gilroy always intended for “Andor” to conclude after its second season, which would follow Diego Luna’s main character Cassian Andor up to the point where he was introduced in the Star Wars film Rogue One.

That still provides plenty of room for fresh plot developments, however most information concerning the second season of “Andor” are held even tighter than the designs for the Death Star. Still, Gilroy and a handful of the performers have revealed some details in recent interviews. Here’s all we know thus far about “Andor” season 2.

‘Andor’ Season 2: Release Date Speculation

There is no official release date for the second season of “Andor,” and the intended release date has slid farther into the future owing to production delays caused by the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. While work on the 12-episode second season began in November 2022 and was partially resumed when the WGA strike began, it was suspended in July 2023 when the actors joined the writers in demanding fair and equitable treatment from the studios.

With just a small part of the season still to be recorded, filming started in January 2024 and ended on February 9. Showrunner Tony Gilroy originally predicted that postproduction on the season will take around a year, putting the second season launch date in the first quarter of 2025.

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‘Andor’ Season 2: Cast

Likewise, no official cast list has been released for the second season of “Andor,” and some characters from the first season may return in a limited capacity, if at all. Diego Luna will once again lead the cast, and major characters, including Stellan Skarsgård’s Luthien Rael, are also certain to return.

It’s unknown whether fan-favorite guest performers like Forest Whitaker as Star Wars stalwart Saw Gerrera or Andy Serkis as prisoner Kino Loy would return, but Whittaker hinted at their return in an interview with ComicBook.com. Even though “Andor” depends less on franchise Easter eggs than previous Star Wars films, there’s a strong possibility some recognized characters may appear. Benjamin Bratt has been cast in an unannounced role, and he might portray a well-known Star Wars character as a complete unknown.

Here is our summary of “Andor” Season 2’s major cast for the time being.

  • Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma
  • Adria Argiona as Bix Callen
  • Diego Luna as Cassian Andor
  • Stellan Skarsgård as Luthien Rael
  • Kyle Soller as Cyril Carn
  • Denise Gough as Daedra Miro
  • Faye Marsay Vale as Sartha
  • Varda Sethu as Sinta Kaz
  • Elizabeth Dulau as Clea Marki

‘Andor’ Season 2: Plot

No story details for “Andor” season 2 have been disclosed, and the teaser film shown at Star Wars Celebration in April 2023 has not been made public. Reports from the incident depict Andor on numerous clandestine operations until reconciling with Bix Caleen. An invigorated Syril Karn continues his search for Andor, while rebels Vel Sartha and Cinta Kaz may be trapped behind enemy lines.

The second season, according to showrunner Tony Gilroy, will take place during Andor’s first four years of existence, right up to “Rogue One,” with significant time leaps occurring every few episodes. It will genuinely be like a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday when we return. We’ll leap a year after that, and it will be something like four or five days after that, and then we’ll jump a year after that, and it will be something like four or five days after that, he told Deadline.

Co-star Adria Argiona praised the time-jump format in a recent interview with Collider, and also talked about its challenges. “You’re seeing the evolution of these characters over such a long period of time, and I’ve never done anything like that,” she said. “You’re slowly aging, and I’m a very different person than I was last year, but for a lot of other people, I might not be. So, it was really difficult and interesting to get to those places and figure out how Bix changes a little bit.”

Without giving away any details, Stellan Skarsgård recently told Total Film that he believes fans will be satisfied with this season: “It ends where ‘Rogue One’ begins, so it’s up to that point. I think it’ll be great because the first one was already satisfying for me because it’s like Star Wars for adults – it’s a more realistic and complex society they’re living in and the claustrophobia of the fascist regime is palpable. I think we have a great season ahead.

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