All eyes are on Obi-Wan Kenobi today as the series lastly debuted on Disney+, however 3 months from now another extremely prepared for intergalactic experience will make its method to the banner. Andor is the prequel series to commonly well-known movie Rogue One, and it revives Diego Luna as title character. Set 5 years prior to the movie, the program will chronicle how Cassian Andor went from self-centered nihilist to among the generous rebels who offered their lives to attempt and stop the Empire.

Likewise going back to Andor is Genevieve O’Reilly, who repeats her function as Mon Mothma as soon as again for the series. Throughout today’s Star Wars Celebration occasion, O’Reilly spoke with Colliders Arezou Amin about her long stint in the Star Wars universe, and what it resembled going back to the much renowned function of Mon Mothma.


OReilly spoke with Collider about the shift the Disobedience leader goes through throughout Andor, and how ecstatic she was to be able to “reinvestigate” the character of Mon Mothma to offer her the depth audiences are trying to find:

“It’s genuinely a gift to come back to a character, to be able to reinvestigate. What’s brilliant about Andor is that we’re in a completely different space with this woman. Previously, and as we know from Rogue One, she’s leader of the Rebellion now, she’s within the Imperial Senate. So we know that there’s something that has to shift and change and go probably terribly wrong before she lets go of being able to affect change from within the Senate and then becomes the leader of the Rebellion. So there’s so much to discover, there’s so much to learn, there’s so much I’m curious about and I think the fans will be curious about it.”

She likewise exposed that having actually shot a little part on Vengeance of the Sith method back in the day enabled her to much better comprehend where Mon Mothma is at when Andor starts, and what sort of lady she is when shes in between being a senator and a Disobedience leader:

“It was a boon to have done that tiny bit on Revenge of the Sith, because she was also a senator at that point, and she was very young, and so I knew that this woman had been within the Senate from that age, and I know she ends up as a leader of the rebellion. To find her in the middle of that, as a woman, and clearly the failures she’s had in trying to affect change within the Senate, trying to affect change against an autocracy that is looming ever closer and failing…and what that feels like as a woman there, to be fighting for change that we know is not going to come any time soon.”

The very first teaser for Andor was revealed at the Star Wars Event, and it reveals a bleak setting of fear and anguish as the Empire continues controling the galaxy and getting rid of anybody who impersonates a risk. This is what triggers the Disobedience to act, in a series of occasions that are narrated throughout the Star Wars franchise, consisting of the really first movie in the legend, A Brand-new Hope.

Andor is helmed by Tony Gilroy (The Bourne Demand), who functions as showrunner, composing and executive manufacturer. He will as soon as again coordinate with Beau Willimon (The Ides of March), with whom he operated in Home of Cards. Likewise composing is the showrunners sibling Dan Gilroy, who formerly penned Nightcrawler and Kong: Skull Island. The group has actually most likely done a great task with the very first season’s 12 episodes, considering that Disney is supposedly beginning production of Season 2 later on this year.

Aside from Luna and O’Reilly, Andor will likewise see the return of Forest Whitaker as Saw Guerrera. Beginners consist of Stellan Skarsgård (Dune), Adria Arjona (Pacific Rim: Uprising), Kyle Soller (Anna Karenina), Denise Gough (Under the Banner of Paradise), Robert Emms (Chernobyl), and Fiona Shaw (Eliminating Eve).

Disney+ premieres Season 1 of Andor on August 31. Have a look at the main run-through here:

The ‘Andor’ series will check out a brand-new point of view from the Star Wars galaxy, concentrating on Cassian Andor’s journey to find the distinction he can make. The series advances the tale of the growing disobedience versus the Empire and how people and worlds ended up being included. It’s a period filled with threat, deceptiveness and intrigue where Cassian will start the course that is predestined to turn him into a rebel hero.