We’re Getting Star Wars: Andor September 21

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Disney+’s next Star Wars series is Andor, a prequel to the fan favorite “Rogue One” movie. Soon you’ll be able to learn what led up to the events that themselves led up to the events of R2-D2 getting the Death Star plans….or something.

Diego Luna reprises his role from the movie as Cassian Andor. Luna says the Andor you’ll see in the show is sort of different from the one in the movie…he doesn’t have his confidence yet. But as the Empire bullies their way into his neighborhood and kicks around his friends, his boiling rage drives him to start taking chances. At one point in the trailer someone weirdly asks Andor if he is “a thief or a fish”….we’re gonna need some context on that.

The series also stars Stellan Skarsgård (Chernobyl), Adria Arjona (Emerald City), Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve), Kyle Soller (Poldark), Denise Gough (Under the Banner of Heaven) and Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma, founder of the Rebel Alliance (O’Reilly also got to appear in the movie).

The new release date of this series is September 21 — a pushback from the originally announced date of August 31. No explanation was given for the delay, but to make up for it, THREE episodes of Andor will premiere on the new date. They have plenty to spare — the series will have more episodes than any Disney+ Star Wars series so far, with two seasons totaling 24 episodes guaranteed.

The new trailer lies below. If you like what you see, more is coming next month.