“Andor”: Everything about the start and plot of the Star Wars series

The series “Andor” is another blockbuster production from the Star Wars universe on Disney+. In this article you will find all the important information about the release, plot, cast and history.

Star Wars is one of the big brands that is now owned by Disney. In addition to their own studio productions, this also includes the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With “Andor” another series started in September 2022, which is anchored in the popular space saga. All information about this and what you should know about “Andor” before streaming can be found at TECHBOOK.

When does Andor start on Disney+?

Disney+ now handles series starts in such a way that several episodes appear at once at the beginning and then episodes are published on a weekly basis. It’s the same with “Andor”. There are three episodes for the premiere on September 21, 2022. Since the season comprises a total of 12 episodes, the finale will be released on Wednesday November 23, 2022.

Incidentally, it is already clear that there will be a second season of “Andor”! Filming is expected to start in 2022. You will then also get all the rumors and information about them here at TECHBOOK.

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That’s what the Star Wars series is about

The name of the series is based on the protagonist: Cassian Andor. Star Wars fans already know this from the movie “Rogue One” with Felicity Jones. The series now provides the backstory to the exciting character.

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The central theme is also the conflict between the empire and the rebels, who are still in an early and important phase in “Andor”. The series shows Cassian’s role in the conflict as well as his personal story surrounding his sister and adoptive family. On the other hand, we also get to know a number of members of the empire who are frantically hunting the young pilot and spy because he is said to be involved in a murder.

Even before the release, “Andor” was getting good reviews from the press. Many praise what director Tony Gilroy had already announced in advance, namely that there would be no fan service. Rather, he wants to deliver an exciting story that also appeals to people who have not previously been fans of the Star Wars universe.

What should you know beforehand?

Basically, “Andor” is designed in such a way that – in contrast to many other productions of the recent past – no prior knowledge is required. But if you are not already deep in the Star Wars universe and do not want to immerse yourself completely ignorantly in the series experience, you should first watch “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”. Although one learns directly how things continue with Cassius Andor, the film also provides a good basic understanding of the conflict between rebels and empire.

Placement of “Andor” in the Star Wars timeline

Attention, this section contains massive Spoiler to several Star Wars films and series!

As already mentioned, the Disney+ series provides the prequel to “Rogue One”, which in turn is the prequel to the original trilogy. Temporally, “Andor” is thus located between the old original films and the prequels. Overall, the first season covers a period of one year and begins five years before “Rogue One” and the theft of the plans and the destruction of the first Death Star.

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Incidentally, this point in time is the linchpin of the whole saga. One also speaks of the time before the “Battle of Yavin” and the time after. Yavin is the name of the system in the universe where the battle between the Empire and the Rebels took place while Luke Skywalker destroyed the Death Star with his X-wing in the first film. The entire calendar of Star Wars is measured by this event, which thus marks the year zero. “Andor” is accordingly set 5 VSY – five years before the Battle of Yavin. The latest film trilogy, on the other hand, begins 34 NSY – 34 years after the Battle of Yanvin.

All Star Wars movies and series in order

For better classification, here is a list of the important series and films in the franchise in chronological order:

  • Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace (1999); plays 32 VSY
  • Star Wars: Episode 2 – Attack of the Clones (2002); plays 22 VSY
  • The Clone Wars (2008); plays 22 VSY
  • The Clone Wars (2008-2014); plays 22-19 VSY
  • Star Wars: Episode 3 Revenge of the Sith (2005); plays 19 VSY
  • The Bad Batch (2021–); plays 19 VSY
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018); plays 13-10 VSY
  • Obi-wan Kenobi (2022); plays 9 VSY
  • Star Wars Rebels (2014-2018); plays 5-0 VSY
  • Andor (2022–); plays 5-0 VSY
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016); spielt 0 VSY
  • Star Wars: Episode 4 – A New Hope (1977); plays in year 0
  • Star Wars: Episode 5 – The Empire Strikes Back (1980); plays 3 NSY
  • Star Wars: Episode 6 – Return of the Jedi (1983); plays 4 NSY
  • The Mandalorian (2019–); plays from 9 NSY
  • The Book of Boba Fett (2021); plays 9 NSY
  • Star Wars: Episode 7 – The Force Awakens (2015); plays 34 NSY
  • Star Wars: Episode 8 – The Last Jedi (2017); plays 34 NSY
  • Star Wars: Episode 9 – The Rise of Skywalker (2019); plays 35 NSY
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Who is starring in the Disney+ series Andor?

In fact, the cast of “Andor” is unusually large. In addition to the main actor Diego Luna, there are numerous other roles.

  • Diego Luna als Cassian Jeron Andor; Captain and member of the rebellion
  • Genevieve O’Reilly als My Mothma; Senator and co-founder of the Rebel Alliance
  • Denise Gough als Dedra Meero; holds a high rank in the Empire, hunts Cassian
  • Adria Arjona als Give a Leaf
  • Kyle Soller as Syril Karn; serves the Empire as Deputy Inspector on Ferrix
  • Stellan Skarsgård als Luthen Rael; recruits Cassian for the rebels
  • Fiona Shaw als Maarva; Cassians Adoptivmutter
  • Dave Chapman als B2EMO; droid who has been working for the family for many years
  • Forest Whitaker als Saw Gerrera; rebel and militia leader
  • Wilf Scolding als Vanis Tigo; Captain of the Empire
  • Faye Marsay al Vel Sartha
  • Nick Moss als Keysx; Lieutenant of the Empire
  • Noof Ousellam as Corv; Imperial officer
  • Alex Ferns als Linus Mosk; Sergeant of the Empire on Ferrix
  • Kathryn Hunter as Eedy Karn
  • Elizabeth Dulau as Kleya; companion of Luther Rael
  • Gary Beadle als Clem Andor;
  • Malcolm Sinclair als Colonel McClaren

In addition to numerous new characters, we also encounter a few well-known faces such as Mon Mothma and Saw Gerrera. Andor’s directing team consists of three people: Toby Haynes, Susanna White and Benjamin Caron.