A brand-new trailer for the latest Star Wars live-action Disney+ series, Andor, dropped first thing this morning.
Along with the trailer came two important announcements, the first being that Andor has a new release date. The series will now premiere on September 21 instead of its original premiere date of August 31.
The second announcement is that instead of a two-episode premiere as originally announced, the series will premiere its first three episodes in one day. This likely means the remaining nine episodes will span over the next nine weeks, meaning the show’s first season would air its finale sometime in November 2022.
No official reason has been given for the surprise and seemingly last-minute date change, but this isn’t the first time this has happened this year. Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series was originally set to premiere on May 25, but switched to a May 27 premiere date not too long before it aired.
Because there are so many shows preparing to stream this fall, there’s probably no complex, secret explanation for the change. Shows, especially those on Disney+, are probably going to shift around somewhat so that each platform’s top contender of the moment doesn’t get overshadowed by something else — as much as that’s possible these days. It actually wouldn’t be all that surprising if last-minute release date changes became much more common in the age of streaming.
The series, starring Diego Luna reprising his role as Cassian Andor, will span the five years leadiing up to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The Empire is taking things too far, and someone has to do something to stop it.
Star Wars: Andor will now premiere its first three episodes exclusively on Disney+ September 21.
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