ANDOR Creator Tony Gilroy Talks Season 2 And Cassian’s Evolution As A Rebel Leader – GeekTyrant

Lucasfilm’s first season Star Wars: Andor took us on quite an incredible, thrilling and intense journey. I couldn’t be happier with how this show turned out. and I can’t wait to see what comes in season 2.

The Andor final ended with Diego Luna‘s Cassian Andor asks Luthen Rael (Stellan Skarsgard) to bring him into the Rebel group. In an interview with Fandom, showrunner and creator Tony Gilroy spoke about what that means for Andor by saying:

“His allegiance to the Rebellion — which means many different things to many different people — his loyalty and commitment to it will no longer be questioned,” Gilroy said. “That’s a bloody oath he took at the end. So that question is over. But becoming a leader… What do you do with that?”

Gilroy went on to say that the upcoming second season will follow Cassian’s evolution as a Rebel leader as the Alliance begins to come together:

“How are all these disparate factions going to try to learn to play together and turn into Yavin? [There will be] all the betrayal with that, all the manipulation of that by the Empire, the spy game, the war games, the personal stuff, as we tell a tearing yarn, a grand adventure,” Gilroy added. “But it’s about using [Cassian’s] leadership and fighting their way through the minefield of a revolution trying to converge.

In a separate interview with Collider, Luna shared his own thoughts on Cassian’s offer to Luthen at the end of the season finale saying:

“There is still a lot to learn to find the Cassian that we see in Rogue One, and the dedication, the clarity, the faith that he has there. But what he’s saying here is like, ‘Yeah, take this [life] away from me, because it means nothing unless I’m part of what you’re fighting for.’ And I think it’s that, it’s very deep, and it’s the moment he discovers he can be different [from] what everyone sees in him and what he sees, and what he thought he was. That there is an opportunity to transform, evolve and be part of a solution.”

Season 2 brings the Andor series to an end as it will lead directly into the events of Villain One. On that note, Gilroy added:

“It’s no secret, I’ve said it a million times, the last episode of our show, we’ll walk [Cassian] over the asphalt into the ship on the way to the Ring of Kafrene to start [Rogue One]. So we’re going to have to be there, we’re going to have to be in Yavin and we’re going to have to link that. We’re going to have to send him there with the few bits of breadcrumbs and evidence that will make the journey worth it and make something so risky for the Rebel Alliance worth it.

Andor Season 2 is currently in production and is expected to premiere in 2024.

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