Star Wars is a famously inconsistent franchise with excessive highs and low lows, a development that continues to at the present time. Final yr’s Andor served as one of many vivid spots of the whole enterprise, garnering not simply essential acclaim, however some ardent fans and award nominations for its 12-episode debut season. The present appeared like a shock addition when it was first introduced as a easy Rogue One prequel, and even Cassian Andor himself was stunned at how nicely the present was acquired.
Reuniting With Diego Luna
Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, collection star (and producer) Diego Luna credited the present’s glowing reward to the time taken to make it the absolute best model of itself. Disney and Lucasfilm gave showrunner Tony Gilroy “freedom and help,” he mentioned, but it surely all got here right down to the writers and forged. “All through the entire course of, we did precisely what we thought was finest,” he mentioned. “We by no means prioritized something however the present. […] So all the pieces simply saved getting higher and higher, and I all the time had the sensation that one thing needed to go improper. Nevertheless it didn’t.”
Whereas Disney let the writers do their factor, Luna admitted he was stunned by a few of the content material that obtained into Andor correct. Considering again on the present’s opening scene whereby Cassian kills two cops giving him a tough time, he described it as “too excellent. I all the time had a sense that this wasn’t gonna see the sunshine of day until it did. […] The entire concept, I all the time thought, ‘That’s unimaginable.’” There have been different scenes within the present he was impressed by for a way far they went, and takes nice satisfaction in what all encompasses that first season.
Luna didn’t say something new about season two and Cass’ journey, however he was candid in saying he’s glad Andor solely has two seasons (no less than, at time of writing). Enjoying Cass for 5 seasons can be “unimaginable,” he mentioned, and he thinks it’d be more healthy for him as an actor to have this quick time with the character. “The considered making 5 seasons, I’d in all probability be 54 and nonetheless doing this,” he laughed. “It’s nice to know that we can provide all the pieces to it, and by the top, nonetheless have one thing else to offer to different tasks and to life.”
The primary season of Andor is out there on Disney+, and season two will premiere in August 2024.
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