Are you beginning to surprise how Season 1 of Disney+’s Andor will cowl a yr in time, when the primary 5 episodes (out of 12) have spanned mayyyybe every week?
If that’s the case, collection lead Diego Luna affirms that at the very least one vital time leap is on the best way.
Andor‘s story opened 5 years prior the occasions of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, by which Luna originated his position as Cassian. Season 1 will span one complete yr, whereas Season 2 will cowl the remaining 4 years (in three-episode arcs).
Andor started with Cassian by chance killing one corpo after which much less-accidentally killing one other. Anxious to flee the planet he was calling house, the on-the-lam Kenari native met with the enigmatic Luthen Rael (Stellan Skarsgård), to dump a extremely precious piece of Empire tech. Luthen, although, noticed in Cassian one thing greater than only a thief, and in Episode 4 he invited him to “put an actual stick within the eye of the Empire” by becoming a member of his affiliate Vel (Faye Marsay) and her ragtag group of rebels as they raid a garrison and steal the Imperial payroll for a complete sector.
Episode 5 noticed Vel & Co. prepared for that daring mission, which presumably will play out on this Wednesday’s Episode 6.
Talking with Luna earlier than the collection launched, TVLine requested, “Are there going to be vital time jumps?” following the garrison raid, to propel us additional into 5 BBY.
Luna answered, “There may be, there may be, yeah,” earlier than explaining collection creator Tony Gilroy’s strategy to the Rogue One prequel.
“Now we have 12 episodes to cowl a yr,” he famous, “so what occurs with the collection — and once more, I ‘blame’ Tony Gilroy — is simply whenever you assume you perceive what [the show] goes to be like, what sort of tone you’re going to be in, what characters are going to be round and what the setting is, the collection will take you someplace else and you’ll go and begin from scratch.
“That manner the collection can rework to be sure, the adventure-and-action piece that you’d hope a Star Wars is,” Luna continued, “however then it is going to be in a position to flip right into a spy thriller and turn into very political, after which in a second turn into very intimate and character-driven, after which again to the massive scope.”
Spanning one yr over one season “is a very long time,” Luna acknowledged, “so Tony Gilroy actually took that [storytelling opportunity] to the subsequent stage.”
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