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We’re 1 / 4 of the way in which by way of Andor as of its three-episode debut on Disney Plus earlier this week, and by all accounts, the present appears to be firing on cylinders. The pre-Rebellion Star Wars universe is a captivating if terrifying setting and protagonist Cassian Andor has a brand-new house to breathe alongside the numerous new characters we’ve been launched to.
But it received’t simply be new characters flanking both facet of Cassian. We’ve lengthy been anticipating some cameos out of the newest Star Wars property, and among the many most high-profile of them is Forest Whitaker’s Saw Gerrera, an extremist insurgent whose extremely violent strikes in opposition to the Empire induced the Rebel Alliance to chop ties with him, in keeping with the occasions of Rogue One, which Andor is a prequel to.
Gerrera finally goes on to place collectively his personal band of rebels, often called the Partisans, however seeing as Andor is ready earlier than the Rebel Alliance even existed, the present will seemingly introduce a facet and historical past of Gerrera that we’ve not but seen.
And it appears to be like like we’ll need to be affected person relating to what Gerrera’s deal is in Andor. When requested about what we are able to anticipate from Gerrera over the course of the present’s first and second seasons throughout an interview with The Playlist, collection creator Tony Gilroy as an alternative indulged in how the present explores the “sleeping giant” state of the long run Rebel Alliance.
Stellan [Skarsgård] is enjoying a personality, Luthen [Rael] who has sort of been quietly constructing a community and being a expertise scout and a binder and a procurer for all these various things. And that is the second that he’s going to go loud. And the present actually, significantly within the second season that we’ll do the following 4 years, the opposite 12 episodes that we’re going to do, it’s actually about what occurs to—look, this revolution is a whole bunch of various teams and folks and rebellions far and wide which might be nascent and cooking, and so they don’t know one another, and so they’re not conscious of one another.
Andor is at the moment obtainable to stream on Disney Plus, with new episodes releasing each Wednesday till the season finale on Nov. 23.