As the first season of the two-season series draws to a close, it is natural to be curious about when the next new episodes will be released and what they will contain. The writer and producer behind Andor, Tony Gilroy, has recently released more information about what we can expect from the next season and a brief insight into what might happen.
WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Andor.
The ending of the first season ends with Andor and Luthen meeting face-to-face on Luthen’s haul craft as Cassian dares Luthen to either kill him or let him join the rebellion. After the raid on Aldhani, the death of Nemik and Maarva as well the conflict on Ferrix, it seems that Cassian is finally all in to support the rebellion. The man that Andor is at the end of the first season much more closely resembles the hero that sacrifices himself on Scarif.
When will Andor season 2 be released?
The next season of Andor will be released sometime in 2024, according to a report from Collider. This timeline makes sense based on two factors. The first factor is that the Star Wars release docket is full throughout 2023 with The Mandalorian season 2, Ahsoka, Bad Batch season 2, and more. Given Disney’s attempt to limit overlap as much as possible, this would put the series sometime in the spring or summer of 2024. Additionally, Andor season 2 has already started filming and the last season took almost a year and a half from the beginning of filming to release on Disney+.
At this time, this release window is just a prediction and has not been confirmed by Disney+ yet. But we do know we can expect the second season sometime in 2024 for sure.
When will Andor season 2 start?
While the last conversation that we saw between Cassian and Luthen was quite tense, this is not where the second series will start. Creator Tony Gilroy said that “It’ll be a year later after what you just saw. [A] great deal has happened in the interim.”
This also ties into the fact that the next 12 episodes of Andor season 2 will take place in three-episode arcs. Each of these arcs will have a time jump in between each arc. This means that we will have four different stories that all lead up to the events we see in Rogue One. Thankfully for K-2SO fans everywhere, Gilroy has confirmed that K-2SO is “one of his responsibilities” in season 2, so one of those arcs will give us the origin story for Cassian’s favorite (or maybe second favorite?) droid.