Andor showrunner Tony Gilroy talks about the significant time jump in the second season of the Star Wars TV series: “It’ll be very different.”
Andor showrunner Tony Gilroy has opened up about the time jumps and three-arc narration of the Star Wars show’s upcoming second season.
Ahead of Andor‘s Season 1 finale, Gilroy looked ahead to what the future holds for fan-favorite character Cassian Andor. In an interview with Rolling Stone, the showrunner discussed how the upcoming season would differ from the current one. “The first year is really about him becoming, and the last line of this tranche of 12 episodes will sum up where we’ve been trying to get to,” Gilroy put Andor Season 1 in perspective. “And we come back a year later [for season two]. It’ll be very different,” he teased.
“The next four years [of story] are not about becoming a revolutionary,” Gilroy continued. “They’re about learning to be a leader and how difficult it is to put the alliance together and what happens to people who are the original gangsters versus the establishment and a lot of other issues… I’m hoping what we’re gonna do in the second half [of the series] will make the meal feel really satisfying.”
Andor Season 2 Begins Production This Month
Season 2 of Andor is set to kick off production in the United Kingdom the Monday before Thanksgiving, Gilroy confirmed in a previous interview. The upcoming 12 episodes will be broken into four three-episode arcs, each separated by about a year, covering four years, leading up to the events of Rogue One. The absent droid, K-2SO, is expected to enter the show in Season 2. The new season will also feature an entirely new directorial team. Ariel Kleiman, Janus Metz and Alonso Ruizpalacios will each helm an arc.
Gilroy also revealed that the upcoming season will carry around “30 characters.” The showrunner addressed the time jump more in-depth: “When you jump a year, what happened in between? You know the people, you know what their trajectory was. It’s energizing. We will be starting new characters, obviously, in the next 700 pages.” He continued, “There will be all kinds of new things and will be just as granular as we ever were. And really, the second half is about, what does time do to these people? People grow up and people get tired and people betray each other and people change their minds and people get weak and people get crazy.”
Source: Rolling Stone, via Gizmodo