What is the Andor season 2 release date? We’re going to be riding the hype train for this Star Wars series for quite some time, after the first season of Andor totally blew our minds and became one of the best things to ever come from the world of Star Wars. With season 1 of the sci-fi series over, it’s time to get excited about season 2.
The streaming service show follows Cassian Andor, who you should remember from the Star Wars movie Rogue One, as he forges his path within the Rebellion and begins to fight back against the Galactic Empire. The TV series was a breath of fresh air, with no sign of Jedi, Sith, Emperor Palpatine, or even any lightsabers; Andor was simply an incredible thriller series on its own merits.
We need more, though, so we’re looking ahead to the Andor season 2 release date and we’ve got all the details you need.
Andor season 2 release date speculation
The Andor season 2 release date hasn’t been announced, but creator Tony Gilroy suggested it will arrive in the last six months of 2024. At the time of writing in January 2023, the second season had just begun production.
If Andor season 2 drops in the fall of 2024, this would mirror the release of Andor season 1. This also aligns with Gilroy’s own estimations, when he told The Wrap: “We start shooting in November on Part 2. And I don’t know if … Our past pattern was two years. We’ll shoot from November to August. And then our post[-production] last time was about a year.”
If things go smoothly, Andor season 2 could be ready for release in August 2024 then. Could it be any sooner than that at all? According to Gilroy in a chat with Collider, the post-production process could be expedited if there is a demand for Andor season 2 to arrive quicker, but it would be “very, very, very expensive.”
Andor season 2 plot speculation
We know the Andor season 2 plot will lead directly to the moment Cassian joins up with the Rebellion for the mission to retrieve the plans to the Death Star.
Speaking to the Rolling Stone, Tony Gilroy dropped some hints about what we can expect from Andor season 2. Gilroy explained that in season 2, “we come back a year later. It’ll be very different.” Apparently, the second season will cover the space of four years in Star Wars time, and we should expect time jumps every three episodes, as the show builds to the Death Star mission.
Gilroy also teased Andor season 2 will be “really satisfying,” and for Cassian, this second season is “not about becoming a revolutionary. [It’s] about learning to be a leader and how difficult it is to put the alliance together.”
We imagine there will be plenty of new faces and new planets in Andor, which means lots of cool new Andor filming locations, too. One of the triumphs of the first season has been the fact Andor looks so good compared to other Star Wars series, and that’s largely down to the real-world locations used. Hopefully season 2 brings more of the same, but we’ll be happy if Disney realises Andor season 2 needs to do these five things.
Andor season 2 cast speculation
The one name we can be certain will be in the Andor season 2 cast is Diego Luna, who will continue to play the titular character.
We can’t be sure, but it’s highly likely that Stellan Skarsgård will return as Luthen Rael, too, given the importance of this Star Wars character to the burgeoning Rebel cause across the galaxy. Similarly, Mon Mothma has a big part to play in the Star Wars timeline and we’d be very surprised not to see Genevieve O’Reilly back on Coruscant for season 2.
When we last saw Dedra Meero and Syril Karn, they had their backs against the wall and had seemingly lost the battle. But, if we’ve learned anything about these two so far, it’s that they will fight and claw their way back and will give everything to win the war. Hopefully, we will see more of Denise Gough and Kyle Soller as the Star Wars villains next time around.
Of course, there’s sure to be plenty of surprises and new faces among the Andor cast, too. With this in mind, we suspect we’ll see some exciting Star Wars cameos pop up along the course of Andor season 2. One such cameo we can expect is that K-2SO will be in Andor season 2, after Tony Gilroy confirmed the Star Wars droid will be brought into the story.
How many episodes will there be in Andor season 2?
We know there will be 12 episodes in Andor season 2, just like the first season. That will be the end of it though, and there is no chance of Andor season 3 going into development.
That’s all we know about the Andor season 2 release date for now, but we will be keeping our ears to the ground for more. Until then, why not check out our guide to The Mandalorian season 3 or the new Star Wars movies, or dive into our list of the best Star Wars scenes and the best Star Wars aliens.