There’s so much we still don’t know about Andor, the upcoming Disney+ series that’s slated for 2022 but has still only released one sizzle reel (way back in 2020). But plenty of filming rumors have sprouted up since then, including one that suggests the show could have fewer episodes in total than originally reported.
ComingSoon.net recently reported the series would have fewer seasons than were originally planned. Would that really be so bad?
With fans constantly begging shows like The Book of Boba Fett to get a second season and demanding updates on subsequent seasons of shows like The Bad Batch, it often seems like viewers aren’t sure when enough is enough. In the past, shows like The Clone Wars made it past five seasons, but that was before streaming. And Star Wars: Rebels ending with Season 4 was still able to tell a complete story with a satisfying ending.
Not every show, especially a Disney+ show, needs multiple seasons to tell a complete narrative. Some, such as The Mandalorian, might need three or more seasons to tell a planned out story. But something like Andor — especially with more than 10 planned episodes per season — might not need a ton of time to get to its intended ending. And that’s OK.
Fewer seasons of Andor certainly wouldn’t mean there will be a lack of Star Wars content to consume. This series is only one of several we’re getting in 2022, with even more likely to come in 2023. And that’s just shows: There are more than enough books and comics to feed fans’ hunger for stories.
Sometimes, a series only needs a few seasons or less to do its job. That’s not a bad thing. And it could become more and more common as streaming continues to grow and more Star Wars shows get produced.
Andor, set in the time between the formation of the Rebel Alliance and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, has been described as a spy thriller in a galaxy far, far away. We’ll likely learn more about the Alliance’s intelligence network and the role Cassian Andor played in gathering intel that would eventually help defeat the Galactic Empire.
Star Wars: Andor will star Diego Luna and is expected to arrive on Disney+ sometime in 2022.
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