LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24:  Diego Luna attends the Lucasfilm and DISNEY+ screening of ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, an exclusive look at Disney+ Star Wars series ANDOR, in partnership with EMPIRE VIP FILM CLUB, at The Ham Yard Hotel on August 24, 2022 in London, England.  "ANDOR" launches on Disney+ on September 21, 2022. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UK)
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The Gamble Andor's
Showrunner Knows
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"Andor” will follow Diego Luna’s titular spy as he gets involved with the Rebel Alliance. It is clearly going to have that same gritty feel that "Rogue One" brought to the “Star Wars” franchise, but showrunner Tony Gilroy knows that he's taking a big risk with fans in delivering such an ambitious series.
In essence, Gilroy wants to draw in both longtime fans and new audiences by portraying the “smallest domestic dramas [...] and interpersonal relationships [...] in the midst of epic tectonic revolutionary historical moments where people have to make huge decisions.” “Can we marry those two things together? That's the gamble,” he concludes.
The full "Andor" trailer definitely won fans over with its fast-paced action and stunning visuals, so hopefully, the series will resonate with general audiences too because it's something new. It doesn't really relate to the Skywalker saga either, so it's not like newcomers need to watch its nine films in preparation for "Andor" when it starts streaming on September 21.