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Andor season 2 release date speculation, cast, plot, and more news

The best Star Wars series has more to give, and we're so excited for the Andor season 2 release date that we put this whole guide together.

Andor season 2 release date

When is the Andor season 2 release date? We’re going to be riding this hype train for quite some time. Andor’s first season blew our minds, being a high point of the recent adventures in a galaxy far, far away, and we want more.

Who knew Star Wars could deliver the same epic thrills and stunning visuals it does on the big screen, in the package of a Star Wars series on the small screen? The grounded story, political commentary, and production value of Andor took the show to the next level. Cassian Andor became one of the best Star Wars characters in our eyes, and we can’t wait for the next chapter of his story. So, here’s what we know.

Andor season 2 release date speculation

Andor season 2 releases in August 2024 on Disney Plus.

No exact date for the premiere has been given yet, but it’s nice to know the month, at least. This will be almost exactly two years since the first season, giving us all plenty of time to dive into an Andor season 1 recap to prepare.

The release window was announced when The Digital Fix attended Star Wars Celebration 2023, and Andor season 2 began filming in the UK in November 2022. The 2023 Writers Strike and 2023 Actors Strike slowed things down, though. Tony Gilroy and the Andor cast ceased all duties on the show during the strikes and, in July 2023, production involving SAG-AFTRA members had been paused.

Things appear to be back on track now, though. However, a recent promotional push from Disney Plus did get us a little worried about Andor season 2. Still, we’re sure that everything is fine (please, let it be fine!)

Star Wars Andor season 2 release date: Stellan Skarsgard as Luthen Rael

Who’s in the Andor season 2 cast?

Diego Luna will be back to lead Andor season 2’s cast, as will most of the faces from season 1.

On the side of the Rebellion, Stellan Skarsgård was spotted on set, while Genevieve O’Reilly and Forest Whittaker will return as fellow Rebellion leaders, Mon Mothma and Saw Gerrera, respectively.

Denise Gough and Kyle Soller will play major roles as Star Wars villains Dedra Meero and Syril Karn after their unexpected conclusions in Andor episode 12.

The most surprising name is to be back among the cast is Andy Serkis, who is seemingly returning as Kino Loy, a fan-favorite from the prison arc of season 1. We thought he died, but Gilroy said otherwise.

There are sure to be plenty of new faces among the Star Wars cast, too. One cameo we can expect is that K-2SO will be in Andor season 2 after Gilroy confirmed that one of the best Star Wars droids will be brought into the fold.

Andor season 2 release date: Diego Luna as Cassian Andor in Star Wars Andor

The expected Andor season 2 cast list:

  • Diego Luna as Cassian Andor
  • Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma
  • Stellan Skarsgård as Luthen Rael
  • Kyle Soller as Syril Karn
  • Denise Gough as Dedra Meero
  • Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera
  • Adria Arjona as Bix Caleen
  • Andy Serkis as Kino Loy (probably)

Star Wars Andor season 2 release date: Genevieve O'Reilly as Mon Mothma

What will happen in Andor season 2?

The final episodes of Andor will cover the three days leading up to the events of Rogue One, where the Rebels steal the plans to the Death star.

The early part of the second season will cover four years, and we should expect time jumps every three episodes as the show builds to the Death Star mission.

The first season also followed this same three-episode-arc structure. We’ll likely see Cassian work his way up in the Rebellion to become something of a leader.

We imagine there will be plenty of new planets in Andor, too. One of the triumphs of the first season was the fact it looked so good compared to other Star Wars shows (and most feature films, actually), and that’s largely down to the real locations used. Hopefully, season 2 brings more of the same, but we’ll be happy if Disney realizes Andor season 2 needs to do these five things.

Andor season 2 release date: Diego Luna as Cassian Andor in Star Wars Andor

Is there an Andor season 2 trailer?

We should get the first Andor season 2 trailer around July 2024, based on season 1’s trailers. There isn’t one yet.

With an August release window, we’ll almost certainly have a small teaser trailer at the very least in early 2024. Then, expect a meatier full-length one in June or July 2024.

Season 1 was released on September 21, 2022, and a trailer came out a month before that on August 1. If we’re working with the same strategy, a late August 2023 release for season 2 could have a trailer drop by early July.

We don’t want you to leave empty-handed, though, so here’s a behind-the-scenes look at those amazing Narkina 5 episodes.

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Where can I watch Andor season 2?

You can watch Andor season 2 on Disney Plus exclusively after it comes out.

Disney Plus is the best streaming service for Star Wars content, and you can catch Cassian and the gang hanging out there, as well as the other Disney Plus shows from Star Wars. This will also be the home for any new movies from a galaxy far, far away, once they’ve had their time in theaters, so getting a subscription just makes sense.

How many episodes will there be in Andor season 2?

There will be 12 episodes in Andor season 2, just like season 1.

That will be the end of the series, though, and there’s no chance of Andor season 3 going into development, as much as we want it. We know Cassian’s fate in Rogue One, so season 2 marks the last chapter before that.

Sadly, there won’t be any Cassian when Disney makes its new Star Wars movies, either. That’s right, Andor season 2 is absolutely the end of the road for our hero.

Star Wars Andor season 2 release date: Diego Luna as Cassian Andor

We’ll keep our ears to the ground for more news. Until then, check out our guide to the watching the Star Wars movies in order, or dive into our list of the best science-fiction movies and the best Star Wars bounty hunters.

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