While the first season of Andor has mostly taken us around to new planets in the Star Wars universe, it has also brought us back to a familiar central location. Season 2 of the series will do the same, showing Star Wars fans a place they’ve seen before amidst the new locations it will likely uncover.
Series showrunner Tony Gilroy recently revealed to Collider that at some point in season 2, we will return to Yavin 4 — what becomes the home base for the Rebel Alliance before the attack on the first Death Star in A New Hope.
Season 2 will allegedly lead right into the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by its end, which means by that point the rebels will be well-established on their all-too-familiar base.
While not many other details have been revealed about the show’s second and final season, it’s becoming clearer just how much of Cassian’s backstory as a rebel spy will make up the latter 12 episodes of the show.
The first season has focused largely on the journey Cassian has to take from where we meet him at the very beginning of the show to who he’ll become after escaping from the imperial prison he’s currently trapped in.
It makes sense that Season 2 will then follow him on a journey from his early beginnings with the rebellion to where we see him at the beginning of Rogue One.
As long as Yavin 4 doesn’t become the Tatooine of future Star Wars projects — more people want to keep going back there than to Jakku, it turns out — there’s probably no harm done.
Star Wars: Andor is streaming now exclusively on Disney+.
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