While we definitely got some solid updates on what was going on with Andor, The Mandalorian Season 3, Ahsoka, The Acolyte, and something codenamed “Grammar Rodeo” last week, Lucasfilm & Disney+ were saving the good stuff for this week’s “Star Wars Celebration.” Starting things off on a strong note with the “Lucasfilm’s Studio Showcase” presentation, the studio and streamer did not disappoint (and make sure to check out our liveblog of the event going on right now). For Andor, Diego Lunacreator Tony Gilroyproducer Sanne Wohlenbergand Genevieve O’Reilly (Mon Mothma) took the stage to offer some serious news. The series will go back five years from Rogue One, with 12 episodes filmed and another 12 set to start shooting later this year (with Gilroy saying the second half “walks you into Rogue One” & the final scene of Andor being the start of Rogue One,
But here’s the best part! We have the teaser trailer, with the two-episode Andor premiere set for August 31st:
Joining Luna are Stellan Skarsgård ,Chernobyl, Kyle Soller ,Brexit, Genevieve O’Reilly (reprising Mon Mothma), Denise Gough ,Angels in America, Forest Whitaker (reprising Saw Gerrera), Fiona Shaw (“Harry Potter” franchise), Robert Emms ,His Dark Materials), and Adria Arjona ,6 Underground, Morbius, Here’s a look at how Luna responded once the news of the second set of 12 episodes was announced:
Now here’s a look back at the official trailer for Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobiwhich was released on May 4th, with the series set to hit Disney+ on May 27th with its first two episodes (streaming weekly until the finale on Wednesday, June 22):
Now here’s a look at the previously-released official teaser & date announcement:
Joining McGregor & Christensen are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, Benny Safdie, Maya Erskineand Grant Feely. The series taking place 10 years after Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, where Kenobi faced his greatest defeat: the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker (Christensen) turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. Director Deborah Chow moves from directing episodes of The Mandalorian to direct the entire run of the series with directorial “geek cred” that also includes American Gods, Better Call Saul, Lost in Space, Jessica Jones, Reign, and Mr. Robot, In April 2020, Joby Harold ,Army of the Dead) was tapped to replace Hossein Amini ,Drive) after reports surfaced that Kennedy was dissatisfied with Amini’s scripts. Legendary composer and “Star Wars” franchise Hall-of-Famer John Williams is set to compose the theme for the series.