ANDOR Creator Tony Gilroy talks Season 2 and Cassian’s development as a rebel leader – GeekTyrant

The first season of Lucasfilm Star Wars: Andor took us on a pretty incredible, exciting 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.

That Andor Finale ended with Diego Luna‘s Cassian Andor asks Luthen Rael (Stellan Skarsgard) to accept him into the rebel group. Interviewed by fandom, showrunner and creators Tony Gilroy spoke about what that means for Andor and said:

“His loyalty 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. “It’s a blood oath he made in the end. So this question is closed. But becoming a leader… what do you do with that?”

Gilroy continued that the upcoming second season will follow Cassian’s evolution as a rebel leader as the alliance begins to coalesce:

“How will all these different factions try to learn to play together and transform into Yavin? [There will be] all the treachery with it, all the empire manipulation, the spy game, the war games, the personal stuff while we’re telling a grand adventure,” Gilroy added. “But it will be about use [Cassian’s] leadership and negotiating his way through the minefield of a revolution trying to come together.”

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’s a lot to learn in finding the Cassian that we see in Rogue One and the commitment, the clarity, the faith that he has there. But here he says, “Yes, take this [life] Away from me because it means nothing unless I’m part of what you fight for.’ And I think it’s that, it’s very deep and it’s that moment where he finds out that he can be different [from] what everyone sees in him and what he sees and what he thought he was. That there is a chance to change, evolve and become part of a solution.”

Season 2 will bring that Andor Series over as it will lead straight into the events of Villain One. In relation to this, Gilroy added:

“It’s no secret, I’ve said it a million times, the last episode of our show, we’re leaving [Cassian] over the runway into the ship en route to the Ring of Kafrene to get started [Rogue One]. So we need to be there, we need to be in Yavin, and we need to incorporate that. We must send him there with the few breadcrumbs and evidence that will make the journey worthwhile and make such a risky thing worthwhile for the Rebel Alliance.”

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

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