Andor, thean upcoming Disney+ series derived from the Star Wars universe, has been unveiled in a new trailer… which may not please fans.
Following the great success of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Disney+ must have felt that the opportunity to capitalize a little more on the great Star Wars machine was too good to pass up, and therefore announced at the end of 2017 that the universe of footage was going to experience a small serial expansion. However, the adventure did not go without pitfalls, the production of this new iteration of the world of the famous space opera having first accused the dismissal of executive producer Stephen Schiff, then, due to the pandemic, a total shutdown.
However, it seems that everything is back to normal for Andor. Thus, only a few weeks away from joining its sisters The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, or even Obi-Wan Kenobion the catalog of the platform with big ears, the serieswas unveiled in a brand new trailer, which will not fail to further excite the expectations of aficionados of the franchise… before to very quickly disenchant them.
Centered around the character of Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), the series will therefore tell the story, some five years before the theft of the Death Star's secret plans, the beginnings of the Resistance against the Galactic Empire. The series will also return punctually to the tumultuous childhood of the future pilot by means of various flashbacks.
With a much less whimsical aesthetic than other series and films from the Lucasfilm galaxy, these first images waste no time before giving the overall tone to which Andor will respond: As the Empire grows more tyrannical, Luna's character, forever hurt by the murder of her father during a protest, will stop at nothing to overthrow the regime from within .
< p style="text-align: justify;">The trailer also gives the viewer the opportunity to find several familiar faces such as those of Saw Guerrera, again played by Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker, or Senator Mon Mothma, played by Genevieve O'Reilly.
Added also in the cast the actress Fiona Shaw (mainly known for having lent her features to Aunt Petunia in the saga Harry Potter), whose role remains unknown to this day, as well as Stellan Skarsgård. Recently observed in the casting of the first part of Dune, where the actor delivered a chilling performance, the latter is now preparing to play a character of obviously major importance named Luthen Rael.
Beyond starship chases and other Stormtrooper fire, these images nevertheless communicate some cringe-worthy news to the viewer: indeed, ordered for a first season of 12 episodes, the series was originally scheduled to air on August 31, 2022; however, it seems that a grain of sand has slipped into the gears, since Andor is slightly behind schedule by three weeks.
The Resistance will therefore invest in the Disney+ catalog from September 21 only. However, in order to prevent any further delays, the platform has announced that it will broadcast the first three episodes of the series on the day of its launch.