Star Wars is a famously inconsistent franchise with excessive highs and low lows, a development that continues to today. Final yr’s Andor served as one of many shiny spots of the complete enterprise, garnering not simply essential 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 stunned at how properly 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, however it all got here all the way 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 all the pieces simply stored getting higher and higher, and I at all times had the sensation that one thing needed to go mistaken. But it surely didn’t.”
Whereas Disney let the writers do their factor, Luna admitted he was stunned by a few of the content material that bought into Andor correct. Pondering again on the present’s opening scene whereby Cassian kills two cops giving him a tough time, he described it as “too excellent. I at all times had a sense that this wasn’t gonna see the sunshine of day until it did. […] The entire concept, I at all times thought, ‘That’s unimaginable.’” There have been different scenes within the present he was impressed by for the 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 (not less than, at time of writing). Taking part in Cass for 5 seasons could be “unimaginable,” he mentioned, and he thinks it’d be more healthy for him as an actor to have this brief 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 may give all the pieces to it, and by the tip, nonetheless have one thing else to provide to different initiatives and to life.”
The primary season of Andor is offered on Disney+, and season two will premiere in August 2024.
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