How season 1 of Andor pulls from the American Revolution

Maarva (Fiona Shaw) in a scene from Lucasfilm's ANDOR, exclusively on Disney+. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.
Maarva (Fiona Shaw) in a scene from Lucasfilm's ANDOR, exclusively on Disney+. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved. /

The first season of Disney+’s hit new series Andor has wrapped up in epic fashion. In the season one finale, we saw the spark that set the fire ablaze for the rebellion. There were some interesting parallels between Andor and the American Revolution for history nerds.

Those familiar with the American Revolution may have noticed along the way there were some interesting similarities between the birth of the rebellion and 1776. Initially, we see Mon Mothma and Luthen both connecting a network of funneling money and underground spies much in the way we saw in Philadelphia and Boston.

Additionally speaking, it took something such as the Boston Tea Party to set things into motion for that revolution much in the way Aldhani’s heist did as well. The heist was a far cry from dumping tea into the ocean however, it was the first time we see anyone in the galaxy truly fight back against injustice.

From that moment on, what we see is rumblings begin of how things have been set in motion and how there could be more brewing. The Empire with striking similarities to the British Empire but also other fascist nations thought themselves untouchable. What Tony Gilroy and the crew did with Ferrix making it more than a backwater world that Cassian hopes to leave should be applauded. The striking similarities between the Boston Massacre and what takes place on Ferrix should be noted. In both scenarios, it began with a crowd gathering for their own reasons. In Boston we had protests and in Ferrix we had the mourning of Maarva a beloved figure.

Both devolved into much more in the end. In Boston, we had citizens throwing rocks which then causes British soldiers to fire mercilessly into the crowd. On Ferrix, we had a bomb thrown into the crowd of Imperials and from then mass chaos ensued. The Rebellion has been born and there’s no turning back now. Drawing these inspirations is what makes Andor some of the best Star Wars content we have seen.

Did you notice these parallels? Let us know in the comments what your thoughts are! You can stream Andor on Disney+ now.

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