‘Star Wars’ serie ‘Andor’ to launch in September

The most recent “Star Wars” tv collection will inform the story of a darkish interval within the lifetime of future “Rogue One” hero Cassian Andor as he decides how far to go in his lifelong battle in opposition to oppressive forces, the star and creator mentioned on Wednesday.

“Andor” will debut on Walt Disney Co’s (DIS.N) Disney+ streaming service on Sept. 21. The 12-episode collection stars actor Diego Luna because the title character, a insurgent who sacrificed himself for the better good on the finish of 2016 movie “Rogue One.”.

Creator Tony Gilroy, chatting with reporters at a Tv Critics Affiliation occasion, mentioned he drew on tidbits from the film to craft a backstory for the character. In “Rogue One,” Cassian mentions he has been combating within the galaxy’s ongoing revolution since he was 6 years previous.

“On the finish of the movie he says ‘Oh my God, if we do not exit and make this ultimate effort, then the entire horrible issues that I’ve achieved for the Insurrection might be for naught,” Gilroy mentioned. “So we all know there is a very darkish interval.”

The collection begins 5 years earlier than the occasions of “Rogue One,” Gilroy mentioned, and the primary season will cowl a yr’s time. Disney has already ordered a second season, which is able to cowl the following 4 years main as much as the start of “Rogue One.”

“Above something, this can be a present about common folks” residing their each day lives, Gilroy mentioned, however are pressured to make epic choices.

Luna mentioned “Andor” wouldn’t be predictable regardless that audiences know that Cassian’s story ends as a younger man who offers his life for others.

“I’ll problem every thing you assume about Cassian,” Luna mentioned. “I’ll inform you one thing you do not know about what triggers that.”

Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Modifying by Lisa Shumaker..

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