Andor Season 2: Everything we know so far

Cameron Frew
Diego Luna as Cassian Andor in Andor

Andor Season 2 has been pushed back, but the good news is, we’ve got all the information you need to stay up to date with the return of your favorite Rebel.

Star Wars movies and series have had their ups and downs over the last few years, but with Andor, the franchise hit new heights. Andor Season 1 is the best TV show in the galaxy, and we are stoked for the next installment.

We never knew we needed more backstory for one of the best Star Wars characters, Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), but learning more about the Rebellion and the stranglehold of the Galactic Empire was riveting.

The clock is ticking for the next batch of episodes in the thriller series, so here’s everything we know about Andor Season 2.

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Stellan Skarsgard and Diego Luna in Andor

Is there an Andor Season 2 release date?

Andor Season 2 doesn’t have a release date, but we know that delays have pushed the series back to 2025.

It was originally penciled in for August 2024, but that is no longer true.

The release window was initially confirmed as part of the show’s panel at Star Wars Celebration on April 7, 2023. Production was ongoing throughout 2023 but halted in May due to the writers strike, and further delays occurred through the actors strike in July.

In a statement, showrunner Tony Gilroy said: “I discontinued all writing and writing-related work on Andor before midnight, May 1. After being briefed on the Saturday showrunner meeting, I informed Chris Keyser at the WGA on Sunday morning that I would also be ceasing all non-writing producing functions.”

Everything is back on track after the strikes were resolved, but Andor Season 2 was not included in Disney’s slate of upcoming content for 2024 and has now been moved to 2025.

Andor Season 2 cast: Who could be in it?

We can expect almost all of the cast members from the first season to return for Andor Season 2, with Diego Luna leading the line as the titular hero, of course.

Mon Mothma in Andor, who will return for Season 2

The Andor cast could include:

  • Diego Luna as Cassian Andor
  • Stellan Skarsgård as Luthen Rael
  • Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma
  • Denise Gough as Dedra Meero
  • Kyle Soller as Syril Karn
  • Alex Ferns as Sergeant Linus Mosk
  • Adria Arjona as Bix Caleen
  • Faye Marsay as Vel Sartha
  • Varada Sethu as Cinta Kaz
  • Anton Lesser as Major Partagaz:
  • Dave Chapman as B2EMO
  • Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera
  • Doc Brown as Lieutenant Supervisor Blevin
  • Malcolm Sinclair as Colonel Wulff Yularen
  • Duncan Pow as Ruescott Melshi
  • Davo Sculdun: Richard Dillane
  • Lonni Jung: Robert Emms
  • Ben Mendelsohn as Krennic

There are a few characters that won’t return, given their deaths in Season 1: Fiona Shaw as Maarva Andor, Alex Lawther as Karis Nemik, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Arvel Skeen, and Gershwyn Eustache Jnr as Taramyn Barcona.

Mendelsohn will return to the series as Director Orson Krennic, with Diego Luna having teased his return at ACE Superhero Comic Con 2024. With Andor Season 2 covering the last three days before Rogue One, its speculated Mendelsohn’s character will appear near the end of the season.

A question mark still hangs over Andy Serkis’ role as Kino Loy following the heartbreaking events of Episode 10, when it was revealed he couldn’t swim. He’s rumored to return after being spotted close to production on the second season.

Andor Season 2 plot

Andor Season 2 will have 12 episodes spanning four years, leading us to the point where Rogue One picks up the plot to sabotage the Death Star.

The Death Star in Andor Episode 12

The series will start one year after the events of the first season. Unlike Season 1 which takes place during one pivotal year of Cassian’s life, showing how he met Luthen and joined the Rebellion, Season 2 will cover a much broader scope.

During Star Wars Celebration, Gilroy teased, “It took him [Cassian] a year and he climbed up out of a ditch and went through an incredible number of life experiences… he’s joined the rebellion—we’re never going back on that—and he’s a committed member now.

“We will now track him and the other characters over the next four years. When we come back it will be a year later,” he added, and confirmed the final scene will see Cassian heading to the Ring of Kafrene, where we first met him in Rogue One.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Gilroy said, “It’ll be very different. The next four years are not about becoming a revolutionary. They’re about learning to be a leader and how difficult it is to put the alliance together and what happens to people who are the original gangsters versus the establishment and a lot of different other issues.”

Gilroy has also teased “heavy” moments for Mon Mothma in the second season, particularly after Genevieve O’Reilly’s performance became a highlight of the show.

He told Radio Times, “She has to do all the things that everybody else does, but she has to do it under glass… there’s some really heavy things coming up. I think her path is very, very tough.”

During ACE Superhero Comic Con 2024, Diego Luna said, “I can tell you, Rogue One is coming, so there will be characters there that you will recognize. There will be cool stuff. For those who love Rogue One, this season is going to be very special. And it’s going to be fascinating to go straight to Rogue One after watching this second season, because you will see Rogue One from a different perspective. I promise you that.”

Is there an Andor Season 2 trailer?

There isn’t a trailer for Andor Season 2 right now. It’s not coming out until 2025, so it’ll likely be a while before we see any footage.

That’s all we know about Andor Season 2, but be sure to check out other new TV shows like Skeleton Crew and The Acolyte release date. Or, see our guide to the Star Wars timeline.

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