Rogue One is easily in my top three favorite Star Wars movies. When it was announced that Cassian Andor (played by Diego Luna) was getting his own series, I was ecstatic! Cassian was a character that I wanted to learn more about as it’s clear that his character was pulled into this war at a young age. I wanted to talk about the series especially since the first episode is airing next month.
Andor was co-written by Tony Gilroy who wrote the screenplays for The Bourne Franchise. I think this was an excellent choice as Cassian is a spy. In Rogue One, he helps Jyn infiltrate Scarif to steal the Deathstar plans. Cassian’s character is about being unseen and fitting in to achieve a goal. I’m curious as to whether this series will feel like a Star Wars series or if this will feel like a spy series set in the Star Wars lore. I’m hoping it’s the latter as I think it will be more fitting for Cassian.
Diego Luna is set to star as Cassian along with Forest Whitaker returning as the infamous Saw Gerrera. The cast of Andor also includes Fiona Shaw, Stellan Skarsgård, and Genevieve O’Reilly who’s returning as Mon Mothma. I’m a big fan of Fiona Shaw as I think she’s talented in any project she’s a part of.
Before writing this post, I watched the trailer. The trailer does an excellent job at revealing portions of the series without the plot. I have an idea as to the aesthetic the show is going for, but no idea as to what will happen. I do feel that some trailers reveal too much at times, and Andor is an example of how to create a trailer without spoiling major plot details.
I’m so excited for this series to air! I wouldn’t be surprised if I stayed up late watching the first episode because I’m not going to let the internet spoil this for me.