Star Wars is a famously inconsistent franchise with excessive highs and low lows, a pattern that continues to today. Final yr’s Andor served as one of many vibrant spots of the whole enterprise, garnering not simply important acclaim, however some ardent followers 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 shocked 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 very 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 solid. “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 every thing simply stored getting higher and higher, and I at all times had the sensation that one thing needed to go fallacious. Nevertheless it didn’t.”
Whereas Disney let the writers do their factor, Luna admitted he was shocked by among the content material that acquired 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 good. I at all times had a sense that this wasn’t gonna see the sunshine of day until it did. […] The entire thought, I at all times thought, ‘That’s not possible.’” There have been different scenes within the present he was impressed by for a way far they went, and takes nice pleasure 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 (a minimum of, at time of writing). Taking part in Cass for 5 seasons could be “not possible,” 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 most likely be 54 and nonetheless doing this,” he laughed. “It’s nice to know that we can provide every thing to it, and by the top, nonetheless have one thing else to offer to different initiatives and to life.”
The primary season of Andor is obtainable on Disney+, and season two will premiere in August 2024.
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