Tony Gilroy gives Andor update and calls show his "most important" work ever

Andor creator Tony Gilroy attended the Writers Guild Awards, where he shared an update on Season 2 and what the show means to him.
Emmy FYC Event For Andor
Emmy FYC Event For Andor / Alberto E. Rodriguez/GettyImages

Andor creator Tony Gilroy attended the 76th Writer's Guild of America Awards on April 15, 2024, where he received the Ian McLellan Hunter Award for Career Achievement.

While speaking with the Writer's Guild of America East, Gilroy provided an update on Season 2 and said that "We're finishing the second half." Andor Season 2 wrapped up filming earlier this year. While the series isn't included in Disney's lineup of upcoming Star Wars shows for this year, it's probably not too far behind. In an interview with GamesRadar+, actor Stellan Skarsgard said that the timeframe for a release is likely to be later this year or early next year, so maybe Disney will spring a Christmas surprise with the show.

Speaking about the two seasons of storytelling on Andor, Gilroy said, "I don't know whether I've done anything as important as these 24 hours of storytelling we're doing now. I've never had a chance to work this big before, so it's a pretty big deal for me." Gilroy has received widespread critical acclaim for his work on Andor and the second season of the show has garnered far more curiosity than its first one.

Andor is a prequel to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, starring Felicity Jones and Diego Luna. According to Gilroy, the series will end where Rogue One begins. Diego Luna will return as Cassian Andor and Season 2 will follow him on his journey to becoming Captain Cassian Andor, an accomplished Intelligence Officer for the Rebel Alliance. The show will also see the return of Genevieve O'Reilly as Senator Mon Mothma, Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera, Stellan Skarsgard as Luthen Rael, and Andy Serkis as Kino Loy.

Also expected to return is Rogue One favorite Alan Tudyk as K-2SO. Other appearances aren't confirmed, but fans shouldn't hold their breaths as Andor is probably not the show to expect a Darth Vader cameo.

Andor Season 1 is streaming now on Disney+.

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