Disney has released the official trailer for its upcoming Star Wars: Rogue One prequel series, Andor – which you can watch below.
The Andor series will see Diego Luna reprise his role as Cassian Andor and will explore a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The series brings forward the tale of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved. It’s an era filled with danger, deception and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero.
In this latest look at Andor, we get a closer look at Cassian and the pockets of resistance ready to strike against the empire. We also get confirmation that Forest Whitaker will reprise his Rogue One role as resistance fighter Saw Gerrera. The trailer also suggests that the new series will have a different aesthetic from previous entries, opting for more urban and rural locations.
Luna has previously spoken about from the series, saying:
“I think it’s really interesting to tell a story even though we know where it ends. The way you can approach a story like this inevitably takes you into a deeper process of reflection. I tend to use that word a lot. So once you know what Cassian is capable of, then there’s room for so much exploration, and that’s something that excites me a lot as an actor. I think the format of a series is amazing because we have a lot of time to explore all those layers.
What happens in Rogue One is something we can actually reflect on, and what’s behind something like [sacrificing an informant]. I think it’s a very interesting challenge, the one we have in front of us. So I’m really excited to go back to that character because I really enjoyed playing him, and I was really happy with what the film represents. Rogue One was a story of regular people. It was regular people doing incredible things, and in a way, it’s a film that reminds us of the power we all have if we have a conviction. So, yeah, I feel blessed to have the chance to revisit this role.”
Starring alongside Luna are Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough and Kyle Soller.
Andor will premiere with three episodes on Disney+ on September 21st.
Check out the trailer.