To celebrate Thanksgiving and give a boost to its latest Star wars series, Lucasfilm has officially set the telecast debut of its latest Disney+ series Andor. The studio is set to premiere the first two episodes, titled “Box Office” and “That Would Be Me,” on all Disney-owned platforms including ABC, FX, Freeform and Hulu. It starts on November 3rd, the same day as the first season finale debuts Rogue one spin off. Both episodes are directed by Toby Haynes from a script written by Tony Gilroy.
Below is its respective broadcast schedule:
- ABC: Wednesday 23 November at 9-10:30 PM ET/PT
- FX: Thursday, November 24 at 9-10:30 PM ET/PT
- Freeform: Friday, November 25 at 9-10:30 PM ET/PT
- Hulu: Available from November 23 to December 7
Disney+ Andor features Diego Luna as he reprises his role as Cassian Andor. Set five years before the events of Rogue one, the series will follow the adventures of the titular hero rebel spy during the formative years of the rebellion. It will explore tales of espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless empire.
That Star wars the prequel series also stars franchise alums Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera and Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma. Additional cast members include franchise newcomers Denise Gough, Stellan Skarsgård, Kyle Soller and Adria Arjona.
Andor is executive produced by showrunner Tony Gilroy, who previously directed the reshoots for Rogue one. Gilroy was originally expected to direct three episodes, but was forced to relinquish the position Black mirror‘s Toby Haynes due to pandemic-related travel issues.
The 2016 film was a critical and box office hit, grossing over $1 billion worldwide. It starred Luna, Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Riz Ahmed, Forest Whitaker and Ben Mendelsohn.