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Tony Gilroy Teases What To Expect In Andor Season 2 – ‘All Roads Lead To Rogue One’

Showrunner Tony Gilroy reveals that Andor Season 2's final three episodes cover the three days before Rogue One.

In a recent interview Andor creator Tony Gilroy teases what to expect in Andor Season 2. According to Gilroy, ‘all roads lead to Rogue One‘ which is hardly surprising for a show focused on Cassian Andor. In a wide ranging interview with Slash Film. Gilroy teased a little of what to expect in Andor Season 2.

First of all Gilroy was asked if we should expect any surprise characters we don’t know are in Season 2, and/or, more great actors?

“Yeah, I would say yes. We start shooting on Monday and this second half will be walking us, I’ve said it before, our final scene will be walking you into the first scene of “Rogue One.” As we get there, we have some things we have to do and some people we have to meet, yeah.”

Gilroy then went on to talk about what we should expect to stay the same, and what might be different in Season 2. 

“Well, it’s going to be the same tone. It’s going to be hopefully the same quality, the same attention to detail, and all the rest of the things that people got used to. But there’s two things that are very distinctively different. One is that this is a show about [Cassian] becoming a revolutionary. His commitment to the cause is not going to be that much in doubt over the next four years.”

“That’s the second difference. We’re going to be covering four years. Every time we do three episodes in the second half, we jump ahead a year. When we come back to the show for part two, it’ll be a year later. We’ll do three episodes, and then we’ll jump a year. Then we’ll do three episodes, and then we’ll jump a year on that. That last year will be the year that takes us into “Rogue [One].” We have some pretty interesting storytelling opportunities. I’d be curious if anybody else has ever done it before. We can’t think of a [show] where someone did that.”

“The show still is about becoming, and it’s about people, or as you say, ordinary people making extremely difficult decisions under extreme circumstances. That won’t change. But it’s really more about thematically how the Rebellion will come together, and the difficulties of the Rebellion coming together. We know it’s going to end up with the Alliance in Yavin. Well, that’s not a very easy process. Revolutions are typically formed by all kinds of factions, and all kinds of attitudes. And what happens to the original gangsters along the way? What happens to the outliers? What happens to the people who play it too safe? It’s going to be about the revolution coming together, and the Alliance coming together, and the way that Cassian himself had to come together on the first half.”

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Gilroy also teased the importance of that post credit scene. Ultimately of course, Cassian’s trajectory will out him straight into the path of that Death Star. Though as Gilroy says, that is not necessarily what Andor Season 2 is about.

“Well, where is he going? By the end, the first scene of “Rogue [One]” is him going off to go to the Rings of Kafrene to try to chase down the rumor about this thing. What does Tivik say to him, man? “There’s a weapon.” They’re building a weapon. What kind of weapon? A planet killer. All roads lead to that scene. Now, that’s not entirely what our show is going to be about. People don’t know the existence of it, do they? Some people do. Krennic does. The people in the ISB. Very few of them might. But all roads are ultimately leading to “Rogue One.””

I can’t wait to see what Gilroy and the team cooks up for Season 2. More of the same, even better if possible, I’m in as a fan. What do you think of his comments as Tony Gilroy teases what to expect in Andor Season 2? As always, share any thoughts below.

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