The upcoming live-action Disney+ Star Wars series Andor is now just days away, and episodes may not run as long as you may have expected.
The first three episodes debuted to a larger audience at this week’s series Launch Event, and the first four episodes have been released to reviewers, which is how the estimated runtimes for those episodes were provided in cases such as the tweet below.
According to the post, however — at least for the first few episodes — runtimes seem to increase as the series continues. So even though the first few episodes are relatively short, they’re expected to expand in length as Season 1 progresses.
So far, those who have seen the beginning of Season 1 have said it’s unlike any Star Wars series we’ve seen on the platform before — a little darker, a lot to take in without rushing through its scenes. The show is expected to cover five years of in-universe time, so each episode is likely very carefully constructed with its story at the forefront, not simply to fill time.
Andor was originally announced as part of Disney Investor Day 2020, which means fans have been waiting nearly two years to find out what the Rogue One prequel series is really all about.
The series will follow characters such as Cassian Andor and Mon Mothma as they navigate the dangerous complexities of trying to take down an Imperial regime from the inside out. We know that characters such as Saw Gerrera will appear, but any other guest appearances from familiar characters are being kept secret.
Star Wars: Andor will premiere its first three episodes September 21 exclusively on Disney+.
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