One of the highly-anticipated upcoming Star Wars shows is Andor, the prequel to Rogue One which follows Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion. Production for the first season was already completed a while ago and fans have been patiently waiting on when they are going to finally release the series. Now, it looks like we have an idea now about its release month.
According to Bespin Bulletin, they heard from sources that Andor is set to premiere this August on Disney+ after Ms. Marvel's run ends. It would also mean that it will be the next tentpole Star Wars series after Obi-Wan Kenobi. We do have to take note that this hasn't been confirmed by Lucasfilm nor Disney+ yet so we have to take this with a grain of salt for now.
Assuming that Andor is indeed going to premiere on the streamer this August, it actually makes sense given the circumstance since production for the series has already finished late last year and they are currently deep into post-production. It is also sometime after Obi-Wan Kenobi finishes its run which means that Disney+ would be ready to have another Star Wars show to air after.
It has also been reported that Andor will have 12 episodes which are more than the average of any tentpole Disney+ shows which would mean that they'll need to have a longer schedule to run the episodes weekly. By the time that the first season of Andor ends its run, that means they will be able to air the third season of The Mandalorian by the end of the year.
Fortunately, while it might potentially take a few months before we'll get to see the series, it has already been renewed for a second season which is set to begin production later this year.
Andor stars Diego Luna, Stellan Skarsgard, Adria Arjona, Fiona Shaw, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, Genevieve O'Reilly, Forest Whitaker, and Robert Emms. Toby Haynes directed the pilot. Tony Gilroy serves as the showrunner.