• Franchise: Star Wars
  • Original Release Date: September 21, 2022 
  • Streaming On: Disney+
  • Seasons: 1
Cassian Andor

Diego Luna

Luthen Rael

Stellan Skarsgård

Syril Karn

Kyle Soller

Mon Mothma

Genevieve O’Reilly 

Kino Loy

Andy Serkis


With the Star Wars franchise in seemingly full growth mode when it comes to the Disney+ side of things (at least on the television side), we’ve been treated to a whole bunch of new stories in this world that fill in important timelines. One of those was Andor which was released on the streamer in the fall of 2022. It was a hit and offered a different look into this universe that fans really hadn’t seen up until now. 


The show stars Diego Luna as Cassian Andor who reprises his role from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. That movie saw him and Felicity Jones’s Jyn Erso lead the attack on Scarif that ultimately saw them get the plans for the Death Star. That movie set the chess pieces in place for A New Hope and Andor goes back one step before, seeing how the titular character ended up with the Rebels, to begin with. 

In general, Andor is unlike many other Star Wars productions in a few key areas. For starters, the Jedi and Sith are completely out of the mix in this one. The show is focused almost solely on the “regular” folk who occupy the Galaxy and have seen their rights and basic freedoms infringed on time and time again by the Empire.


In addition to Diego Luna as Andor, the show also introduces a couple of key figures in this world while also bringing back a few familiar faces. For starters, Stellan Skarsgard is Luthen Rael, a key part of the Rebel Alliance, and maybe the most important cog in the disruptive machine that’s seeking to claw back pieces the Empire has taken. Plus, Genevieve O’Reilly returns to the role of Mon Mothma, a role she also had in Rogue One. The series walks us back into how she became such an important piece in the universe.

On the Imperial side of things, Kyle Soller plays Syril Karn and Denise Gough plays Dedra Meero. Both of them are caught up in the machinations of Andor’s break towards fully “bad” and spend most of the series on the hunt for our hero. They offer a glimpse into the bureaucracy and rigidness of the Imperial side of things, a look we haven’t seen all that much in previous Star Wars iterations.


Andor was a hit with both critics and fans, bringing together the almost perfect mix of Star Wars history and world-building while also offering a story that is pretty relatable for, well, almost anyone who doesn’t love when governments get too much power. 

Andor Season 2 is in the works for Disney+ and could be on the way in the coming years. 

Latest The Andor Articles

What Happened The Star Wars: Underworld Series?

Are you ready for “Deadwood in space?”

2 months ago

star wars andor

Andor Makes The Star Wars Prequels Better In The Most Shocking Way

Nobody understands the Star Wars prequels better than Red Letter Media’s Mike Stoklassa, whose infamous review of The Phantom Menace …

2 months ago

rogue one

The Best Star Wars Droid Of The Modern Era Gets The Spotlight

There was plenty to love about the Disney+ series Andor, and one of the characters fans ended up loving the …

3 months ago

andor star wars

Andor Season 2 Means Way More Than You Realize

An artist calling their work important can come off as self-aggrandizing and pretentious. If that work of art is Andor …

3 months ago

chris pine star trek 4 origins

Star Trek Origins Movie Is Not The Way To Reenergize The Franchise

Star Trek has been enjoying a thriving television renaissance, but many fans have been clamoring to see this franchise back …

3 months ago

The Acolyte Continues The Worst Star Wars Series Trend

Disney just dropped the trailer for its newest Star Wars series, The Acolyte, and surprise, it looks pretty good! Well, …

4 months ago

star wars andor

The Best Star Wars Series Returning Sooner Than Expected?

In 2022 the Star Wars spin-off Andor captivated audiences and critics alike with its gritty portrayal of the Star Wars …

5 months ago

The Star Wars Murder Mystery Rivals True Detective

After the Sequel Trilogy kept bringing back characters and plot beats from the earlier films, Star Wars fans found themselves …

5 months ago

Dave Filoni Is Not The Star Wars Savior You’re Looking For

There’s a popular narrative among a certain segment of the Star Wars fandom that the recently promoted Dave Filoni is …

6 months ago

One Star Wars Show Could Predict The Franchise’s TV Future

The new live-action series Skeleton Crew is set to join the Star Wars universe later this year. Set within the timeline of The …

6 months ago

andor season finale

The Best Star Wars Project Gets Awful Delay

Andor will return for Season 2, but it will be much later than expected. According to a recent Disney+ press release, the …

7 months ago

interstellar travel

The Millennium Falcon Is No Longer Star Wars’ Coolest Ship

With all due respect to Han Solo, the Millennium Falcon has been de-throned as the unofficial coolest ship in the …

11 months ago

Jedi news

How To Watch Every Star Wars Movie And Series In Chronological Order

The order in which things were released is not the order in which they happen on the Star Wars timeline.

1 year ago

Andy Serkis Gives Star Wars Character His Own Backstory

Andy Serkis gave his character from Andor a backstory, describing the prisoner’s job and family.

1 year ago


Andy Serkis Is Returning To Star Wars And We Can’t Wait

Andy Serkis is returning in Andor Season 2 as Kino Loy.

1 year ago

andor season 2 star wars

Andor Season 2 In Big Trouble Because Of Showrunner Tony Gilroy

Andor Season 2 showrunner Tony Gilroy says that he is in full support of the writers’ strike.

1 year ago

star wars franchise darth vader luke skywalker mark hamill carrie fisher harrison ford

The Best Star Wars Show Is Ending And Its Breakout Star Is Happy To Be Done

Diego Luna, the star of Andor, is happy that the show is ending because filming two seasons back-to-back has taken a toll on his mental health.

1 year ago

star wars andor review

Andor Season 2 Will Not Continue Its Star Wars Story For A Very Long Time

Andor Season 2 is coming for Star Wars on Disney+ but the Diego Luna series won’t release until at least 2024.

1 year ago

andor season finale

Diego Luna Knows Why Andor Is So Praised

Diego Luna credits Tony Gilroy, the showrunner of Andor and writer of Rogue One, for paying attention to details and answering every question the audience could have about the characters.

2 years ago

Andor cameo diego luna

Star Wars’ Diego Luna Joining The Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Andor’s Diego Luna is giving non-committal answers about whether he has been approached to play Marvel’s Reed Richards.

2 years ago

disney star wars marvel

Star Wars Writer Wants A Series Based On Nazi War Criminals

Star Wars writer Gary Whitta has revealed that he and Chris Weitz had come up with an idea for a …

2 years ago

star wars andor empire

Andor’s Epic Finale Speech Was Originally Way Different

The explosive season finale of Andor aired this past week to the tune of an epic funeral-turned-battle, an impassioned holographic …

2 years ago

andor season 2 star wars

Diego Luna Reveals The Andor Scene That Made Him Cry

Diego Luna revealed that he cried during the funeral scene for Maarva Andor.

2 years ago

andor season 2

Andor Season 2 Will Finally Bring Back A Favorite Rogue One Character

Andor and Rogue One writer confirms that the fan-favorite droid K-2SO, voiced by Alan Tudyk, will appear in Season 2 of Andor.

2 years ago

andor season finale

Andor Season 1 Finale Review: The Rebellion Is Here And It’s Glorious, But Will Fans Show Up?

Our reviewer argues the Andor Season 1 finale dials what’s best about the series up to max volume, but he wonders if it lacks the flash for wider appeal.

2 years ago

andor season 2 star wars

Andor Season 2 Coming Even Sooner Than Expected?

Tony Gilroy says Andor Season 2 might come sooner than 2024 if more money is put toward the post-production effort.

2 years ago

mon mothma series

Exclusive: Mon Mothma Series In Development, Timeline Revealed

Mon Mothma will get her own starring series, set during the events of the original Star Wars trilogy.

2 years ago

star wars andor

Disney’s Star Wars Movies And Shows Are Hurting Andor?

The perceived failures of Star Wars projects like The Book of Boba Fett could be turning fans away from Andor.

2 years ago