Earlier today, the official Star Wars YouTube channel posted the trailer for Andor along with the release date. The 2m.24s trailer definitely looks like a return to form for Star Wars after a handful of relatively disappointing shows on the streaming service, but more about that in a moment.
First, the trailer:
“The Andor series will explore a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The series brings forward the tale of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved. It’s an era filled with danger, deception, and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero.“
What we find unusual about this series, specifically from this trailer, is that unlike its predecessors on Disney+, something about it feels far more dramatic and wider in scope. That is probably because the series is getting 12 episodes over the normal 6 which we have seen in both Star Wars and Marvel exclusive shows up to this point. What’s more, the show has already been renewed for a second season with twelve additional episodes, meaning that Disney and Lucasfilm certainly have significant plans for this select group of characters. Probably because both the Book of Boba Fett and Obi-Wan shows felt like they leaned heavily on fan service with little justification for existing without a major story architecture to hold them up.
As a moderate supporter and fan of The Mandolorian and a fairly disappointed fan of Book of Boba Fett, Obi-Wan, Solo, Rogue One, and two-thirds of the sequel trilogy, I can’t help but wonder when or if Star Wars will return to its roots. Andor is not a character I give any care for nor have any interest in but Luna has my respect as an actor and if the show is even half as good as the trailer, it will easily be twice as good as most of the other Star Wars movies and shows we have gotten in recent years.
Andor comes exclusively to Disney+ this September 21st and will debut with three episodes out of a total of twelve for its first season. New episodes will release on a weekly basis. Twelve more episodes have already been ordered for the show’s second season.