Andor got less eyeballs than Ahsoka, yet it garnered awards, critical plaudits and, most importantly, high regard among OG Star Wars fans as being one of the only things Lucasfilm has put out since Return Of The Jedi that was actually good.

You know my opinion on it by now. The first Star Wars content on Disney+ that wasn’t seemingly made for kids is slow in places. It builds in layers. It involves moral challenges and real peril as it explores what it really takes to turn people into extremists, in the eyes of the ruling bureaucracy, and eventually birth a rebellion.


It had families finding themselves drifting politically apart. Actions had consequences. The fear of discovery was palpable, and the internal operation of Imperial bureaucracy felt real. It was also a million lightyears away from Jedi and force-related philosophical musings.

The only trouble is that it then makes you frustrated, as you yell at your television:

“F*ck you Lucasfilm… this, THIS, is what you should have been doing for the past ten years!”

The second and final season of the show is potentially the only thing that Star Wars fans of a certain age are looking forward to. At an event held by the Writers Guild of American East, Showrunner and writer Tony Gilroy was there to receive the Ian McLellan Hunter Award for Career Achievement. He was, of course, asked about the second season.

“I’ve been on Andor for five years now. We’re finishing the second half. I’ve had a lot of fun over the years, but I don’t know whether I’ve ever done anything as important as these 24 hours of storytelling we’re doing now. I don’t know if it’s just cause it’s a thing I’m on, but I don’t think so. I’ve never had a chance to work this big before. It’s a pretty big deal for me.”

Just like the first season, this second season of Andor is twelve hour-long episodes and there will be time jumps between groups of episodes as this season covers four years, ending just before the events depicted in Rogue One.

Then it will be done, and we will be sad and frustrated. In a lot of ways, Star Wars is just like my first marriage.

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