It seems that the upcoming Star Wars: Andor season has a lot of ground it wants to cover, but it has a plan.
Speaking with Empire, series creator Tony Gilroy has shared some interesting information about the upcoming Andor series. Season 1 will consist of 12 episodes, but season 2’s 12 episodes will cover four additional years.
“The scale of the show is so huge,” Gilroy told Empire. “Directors work in blocks of three episodes, so we did four blocks [in Season 1] of three episodes each.” That shooting schedule organically led to Season 2’s different structure. “We looked and said, ‘Wow, it’d be really interesting if we come back, and we use each block to represent a year. We’ll move a year closer with each block’,” he says. “From a narrative point of view, it’s really exciting to be able to work on something where you do a Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and then jump a year.”
This should give us an intriguing look inside the early days of the Rebellion as well as just what the growth of the Empire was like across the galaxy.
Andor will premiere its first season on Disney Plus on Aug. 31.