Andor’s First Season Benefits From Kong: Skull Island And The Americans Writers

Andor is on its way, and fans are getting a better picture of what it will look like thanks to news about the writing team.

Andor is on its way, and fans are getting a better picture of what it will look like thanks to news about the writing team.

After witnessing the darkness and isolation that the Obi-Wan Kenobi series showcased, it’s pretty incredible to realize that in August, we will see another chapter of Star Wars, particularly the mysterious origins of the Rebel Alliance. Now, of course, many know or grasp how certain moments transpired and built to such as Rogue One, filling in the gaps of how Princess Leia got the Death Star Plans. Some little may moments seem tedious, but the truth is with the inclusion of Disney+, the landscape of Star Wars can become that much clearer. 


Now the story and unwritten legacy of Rebel Spy Cassian Andor will be finally revealed with a two-season 24-episode journey that will transpire over five years before the events of Rogue One ever occurred. Of course, to note that the series looks unique and different from what Star Wars has shown.

The trailer showed an image a little darker, stripping away the façade and propaganda of the Empire, while peeling back the colorful mirage of the films, resembling a war-torn landscape, and a tough transition where the presence of a new hope isn’t ready to step forward. 

Andor’s Writing Team Has A Hefty Pedigree

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Though one question does remain to be seen, and that is what makes the character of Cassian Andor worthy of getting his own Disney+ series. And in a way, the answer is simple yet ambiguous – because seeing the formulation of the Rebellion, and the decay of the Imperial Empire sounds incredible in every aspect. 

Transitioning into the question of how the tone and direction will reflect the narrative, a report has been released about the creative team. According to The Writers Guild of America‘s website (via has shared a list of writers who penned the first seven chapters of the twelve-part series.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story scribe and Andor creator Tony Gilroy wrote the first three episodes, Dan Gilroy (Kong: Skull Island) wrote the next three, and Stephen Cliff (The Americans) is responsible for episode seven. Of course, it does seem that more writers will be revealed leading up to the release of the series. 

One interesting angle to note is that from the writers listed and the trailer footage shown, we could look at a chapter of Star Wars which will be cutthroat, militaristic, and predicated on the influence of espionage – almost a spy political thriller. 

Mon Mothma (Genevieve O’Reilly) in Lucasfilm’s ANDOR, exclusively on Disney+. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.

Lucasfilm and Disney officially released a synopsis for the series:

Andor will explore a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The series brings forward the tale of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved. It’s an era filled with danger, deception and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero.”

As of now, no plot details have been revealed, but it does feel the series will be darker in tone, a touch of realism, and a painful commentary on a point of Star Wars that many never envisioned or truly fathomed. 

Diego Luna returns as Cassian Andor and is joined by cast members Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, and Kyle Soller. 

Andor is slated for release to premiere on Disney+ on August 31. 

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So are you excited for Andor? Did you see Rogue One? Do you like when Star Wars showcases different genres and pulls away from the allure of lightsabers? Any last-minute idea for guest stars or cameos?


Source: Writers Guild of America


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