Star Wars: Andor

Star Wars: Andor grabbed the attention of fans when it debuted on Disney+ in late 2022, offering a new angle to the space-faring events of the Star Wars universe. There's definitely a fair bit of hype around Andor's sophomore season — but it sounds like we'll have to wait a little while longer for it. According to a new 2024 release schedule unveiled by Disney on Tuesday night, the second season of Star Wars: Andor is not among their releases for next year.

This means that, at the earliest, Season 2 of Andor will premiere at some point in 2025. This comes after a panel at Star Wars Celebration indicated that the season would debut in August of 2024.

Well, House of Mickey had a historically very bad year, where everything from films to series to amusement parks sucked. Big time. And the leadership insists it had nothing to do with it. Note also that they cannot pin it on the strikes either as season two was already filmed in the UK, and it was written there as well. This is all about business and to be honest, I really don't get why?
In season one of Andor, Rael is a crucial character. He’s the person primarily responsible for bringing Cassian Andor into the Rebellion and risks a whole lot to do so. Along the way, he runs a very cool shop, flies an amazing ship, and gives arguably the best monologue in Star Wars history. Click those links for more context.

So, after discussing Dune: Part Two for several minutes, io9 brought up our adoration for Andor and Skarsgård smiled brightly. He, of course, can’t say much if anything about what’s coming in 2025—but he did tell us this when asked how he felt about where his character ended up. “I’m satisfied where it goes, yeah,” he said. “It’s such good writing and it’s Tony Gilroy, I really like to say his lines.”

While the return of Andor was originally planned for August 2024, the writers’ and actors’ strikes changed that. Production was forced to shut down for months as everyone waited for the studios to make a fair deal. Which, eventually, they did. But as a result, the show finished filming much later than planned, and though it’ll likely be completed later this year, with two other Star Wars shows also on deck, we’ll have to wait just a little longer to watch it.

But, Luthan Rael would surely tell us that good things come to those who wait, and it sounds like Skarsgard and Gilroy certainly have that.
In the wake of Disney’s wave of content deletion on Disney+ in the last few years, physical releases of the platform’s original shows are more important than ever. Especially so when it’s physical releases of the far and away best piece of media to come out of the platform’s entire existence.

That is, of course, Andor, which will finally receive the lavish treatment it deserves when it releases on 4K UHD Blu-ray on April 30. It’s not the only Disney+ show to receive a release—the second wave after The Mandalorian season one and two, Loki, and Wandavision all received physical releases last year—with fellow Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi, as well as Marvel shows Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Moon Knight, also receiving steelbook drops on the same day.

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