ANDOR Wraps Filming On 12-Episode Season; Diego Luna Says "You’ll Definitely See Familiar Faces"
It looks like Disney+'s upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story spinoff series Andor has officially wrapped filming, and star Diego Luna is now teasing cameos from a number of familiar faces.
While this year's Disney+ releases have been dominated by one stellar Marvel Studios series after another, there's a lot of Star Wars content coming in the not-so-distant future, and following this December's expected debut of The Book of Boba Fett, fans will be sent a little further into the past with Andor.
The series will reveal the origin story of Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), and explore a somewhat murky era of the Star Wars timeline as we catch up with the fan-favorite hero long before he linked up with Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) for their game-changing mission to secure plans to the first Death Star.
Speaking with Deadline, Luna reveals that the series has officially wrapped filming. “You’ll definitely see familiar faces, I can tell you about this project like no other because I can’t spoil the ending if you’ve seen Rogue One already. No matter what I say, I can’t ruin the ending.”
Whether that means some other Rogue One cast members show up remains to be seen, but it's hard to imagine there won't be a number of big cameos, even if the series turns out to be a one-and-done leading directly into the events of the movie.
For now, in addition to Luna, the cast will feature Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Fiona Shaw, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, Robert Emms, Genevieve O'Reilly as Mon Mothma, and Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera.
Luna understandably couldn't divulge much else, but he did express his excitement about how happy he was with the series.
“To be honest, it’s been such a blessing to do this job and to do it under these circumstances. I had the chance to work with a team that I couldn’t be more proud of and admire more. It’s a hard-core moment to be out there shooting, and we were really lucky. We’re done with the shooting now and getting it ready for audiences to see it.”
While I can’t say much, what I can tell you is that the experience was literally a transformation for me. It’s something that I really wanted to do and that I thought I was not going to be able to do. I’m more than happy.”
Toby Haynes directed the pilot, with a script from Tony Gilroy. The first season is expected to run for twelve episodes.
Andor debuts exclusively on Disney+ in 2022.