Lucasfilm is known to keep a tight lid on the trajectory of several of its live-action series, leaving the fans wondering which projects could be limited series and which could be open-ended journeys, with comments from the director of photography of Star Wars: Andor possibly confirming that the plans for the series have been shortened.
While it has been confirmed that the series will have a 12-episode season, Adriano Goldman recently stated that the series he is working on was originally planned for five seasons but will now be shortened to three seasons.
In an interview with a Brazilian outlet, Adriano Goldman explained in Portuguese, "The series I worked on was supposed to be five seasons long, but I think it's not happening. It will have three [seasons], maybe."
While each of The Mandalorian seasons consisted of eight episodes, Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett consisted of seven episodes and the upcoming Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi series will consist of six episodes. It is possible that when Andor was first planned, it was approached by an episode count instead of a season count and the release strategy for each of its episodes might have been changed, as opposed to each season being its own arc.
Despite how long the Star Wars: Andor series has been in development for, there is still a lot about the series that are unknown. Fans were very excited when it was announced that the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story prequel series is in development, but its production went to several delays shortly after it started due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Almost two years later, fans have still only seen a short promotional video for the project, despite its release only being a few months away.
However, with the Star Wars Celebration coming soon, fans in attendance will surely be given a loot at the project, likely in the form of a teaser trailer.
Star Wars: Andor is expected to make its debut on Disney+ later this year.