An Upcoming Star Wars Series Has Already Been Given A Second Season

By Michileen Martin | 3 months ago

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While they have about a 45 year difference in age and tend to play very different kinds of roles, Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård may soon be known as the Star Wars answer to what Tom Holland is in the MCU — i.e. the biggest spoiler-dropper the franchise has. It was Skarsgård who, last June, revealed that Forest Whitaker was reprising the Rogue One role of Saw Gerrera for the upcoming Andor series on Disney+. Now, Skarsgård has let even bigger news slip: while fans have yet to catch more than a glimpse of season 1, Andor season 2 has been greenlit.

Skarsgård was speaking to the Swedish news site Dagens Nyheter (via Collider) when he made the reveal. “We start with Dune 2 in July,” Skarsgård said. “And then in the autumn, it’s time for the second season of the Star Wars series Andor.”

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Diego Luna, Felicity Jones and K-2SO in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Along with the obvious implication that Disney feels confident enough about the upcoming Star Wars series to say yes to a second season before the first even streams, there’s another reason this news should make fans rejoice — it means the return of Alan Tudyk as the reprogrammed Imperial droid K-2SO is all but confirmed. Tudyk broke fans’ hearts last January when he revealed that the droid would be in season 1 of Andor. The actor told Collider the events of Andor‘s inaugural season come before the titular hero meets K-2SO. “They’re shooting it right now, I’m not in it,” Tudyk said. “But, if it stays on the air, stories keep getting told, I’ll end up in there.” K-2SO was a fan-favorite in Rogue One, so while Tudyk is not yet confirmed for season 2, a second season without him would be too much to ask.

As for the bean-spiller, Stellan Skarsgård, we don’t yet know who he’ll play in the Star Wars prequel series. What little he’s revealed about his character came during a discussion with Screen Rant in December. Skarsgård praised the writing on Andor and was teasingly vague about his role. He said, “And then my character is… Well, you’ll see. It’s fun to play because he has a lot of different faces to show.” While that doesn’t tell us much, it seems to go along with what we know about Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor. When we first meet him in Rogue One, Andor is an intelligence officer in the Rebellion, who works on much shakier ethical ground than heroes like Luke Skywalker. So, a character with “a lot of different faces” could very well mean someone operating in the same espionage world as Andor, whose allegiances we can’t be quite sure of.

Along with the actors already mentioned, Genevieve O’Reilly is set to reprise the role of Mon Mothma, who she previously played in Rogue One (originated by Caroline Blakiston in 1983’s Return of the Jedi). Other actors joining the series include Adria Arjona (Pacific Rim: Uprising), Kyle Soller (Anna Karenina), Denise Gough (’71), and Robert Emms (Chernobyl). The roles they’re playing have not yet been revealed.While a premiere date for Andor hasn’t been released, it is expected to start streaming this year.