Lucasfilm gave Star Wars fans a special surprise at this years Star Wars Celebration convention. The surprise came in the form of a first look at the prequel series Andor. Andro stars Diego Luna as Cassian Andor, who reprises his role from Star Wars: Rogue One.
Andor is said to be set five years before the events of Rogue One, and it tracks how and why Cassian joined the rebellion as the Empire aggressively expands its reach across the galaxy. Forest Whitaker is reprising his performance from Rogue One as Clone Wars veteran and radical insurgent Saw Gerrera, and Genevieve O’Reilly is returning as Mon Mothma, one of the founders of the Rebel Alliance.
The series will be broken in two parts. Part one will have 12 episodes total, but 12 more episodes, making up a Part 2 to the series, will begin filming in November. It is said, that Part 2 will lead up directly to the events of Rogue One.
Andor premieres on Disney+ on August 31st. Until then check out the trailer here.