Star Wars: Andor release date revealed

Disney+ sets a new premiere date for Star Wars: Andor

Diego Luna as Cassian Andor in the official poster for the Star Wars series Andor

Disney+ has confirmed the new release date for the upcoming Star Wars series, Andor.

It was announced at the Star Wars Celebration confab last May that the series would premiere on August 31st. But earlier this month, the streaming service rescheduled the show’s debut at a later date.

Andor release date

The 12-episode first season of Andor will now premiere on September 21st with its first three episodes arriving on Disney+ all at the same time. Succeeding episodes of the show’s freshman run, meanwhile, will be released on the streaming service every Wednesday through November 23rd.

Andor trailer

The new release date for Andor was first revealed in the official trailer for the series, which you can watch below:

Andor | Official Trailer | Disney+

Andor plot

Andor is a prequel to the 2016 Star Wars spin-off film Rogue One. Set five years before the events of the movie, the show follows an ensemble cast of characters during the time that a Rebel Alliance is forming in opposition to the Galactic Empire. One of those characters is Cassian Andor, a revolutionary-averse thief who eventually joins the Rebellion and becomes one of the most passionate individuals who are willing to sacrifice themselves to save the galaxy.

Andor cast

The series will star Diego Luna as the titular character. Other cast members include Genevieve O’Reilly as senator Mon Mothma, Denise Gough as imperial officer Dedra Meero, and Forest Whitaker as Clone Wars veteran Saw Gerrera. Also appearing in the series are Stellan Skarsgård as Luthen Rael, Adria Arjona as Kleya, Fiona Shaw as Maarva, and Anton Lesser as an Imperial officer. Kyle Soller, Robert Emms, David Hayman, Alex Ferns, and Clemens Schick have also been cast in undisclosed roles.

The official poster for the Star Wars series Andor

Andor season 2

A 12-episode second season of Andor was officially announced at the Star Wars Celebration confab last May. While the original plan was to do five seasons of the show, series creator Tony Gilroy revealed in the same month that the series will be shorter than initially intended.

“Originally, we thought ‘oh, maybe we’ll do five seasons,’ but it’s just the scale of the show,” Gilroy told “I think when the show comes out everybody will forgive us for not doing that. The show is huge and it’s just physically impossible. So then we were like ‘what are we going to do?’ And then the answer turned out to be incredibly elegant and perfect because we knew where we wanted to go. Every now and then you get really lucky and the solution turned out to be really fortunate for us.”

Speaking earlier this summer during a Television Critics Association panel, Gilroy said: “Our last scene of the show, our 24th episode, will walk the audience directly into Rogue One and directly into the first scene of Rogue One.”

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