The first season of Andor managed to receive praise and accolades, making fans hope for the story to span into more seasons, but last year, it was confirmed that the Star Wars show is ending after its second season. Despite it ending too soon, Diego Luna, who portrayed the protagonist Cassian Andor, is satisfied with the way the critically acclaimed series is finishing off.
In a recent conversation with Variety, the actor revealed that, as much as he adores his character, he's relieved the series is ending. “This is the last season for ‘Andor’. It is just a two-season show, which is important for my mental health. But knowing this is the end, I want to enjoy it and get the best out of this experience.” he said.
In a past interview, Luna reflected on how much it took to create the first season and how they could not comprehend doing it for many years. “We cannot be doing this for 10 years. The first season took four years. The second will take a little less, but he has to write 12 episodes. Then we have to go [into] pre-production. That normally takes six to eight months to build these places and to start with the whole process of designing and casting. Then the execution is another seven [to] eight months, and then post-production starts. That's not easy either. So it's a long journey. Each season takes three [to] four years of my life and of Tony Gilroy's life.” he explained.
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Show creator Tony Gilroy shared with Collider how they came up with the show's structure and decision to end after two seasons. “Obviously at the beginning, we said, ‘It'll be great to do five seasons.’ This was before COVID, long ago. But once we started, and we decided it was going to be this story this way, it was pretty clear that it would've been impossible to do five seasons of this.” he underscored.
Andor follows Cassian Andor, a thief who transforms into a revolutionary and eventually joins the Rebellion against the Empire, during the formative years of the Rebel Alliance, five years before the events of the film Rogue One.
The second and final season of Andor is currently in production and is likely to premiere in 2024.
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