Star Wars: Andor showrunner explains why K-2SO is not in the first season

The Star Wars franchise has introduced plenty of beloved droid characters. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story gave us K-2SO, a reprogrammed Imperial security droid with a darkly sarcastic personality. Given K-2SO’s close relationship with Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), it’s only natural that he’ll appear in the upcoming Rogue one prequel series. Although Alan Tudyk will repeat the role of K-2SO for the Andor series, he will not appear in the first season, and showrunner Tony Gilroy has explained why.

From a storytelling point of view, there are several reasons,” said Tony Gilroy to the The Association of Television Criticss press tour. “I would say, ‘Wait and see’. It’s a story we’re eager to tell. It’s hard to carry an Imperial droid around with you and not attract all kinds of attention. It’s a heavy piece of luggage. When we do, we will do it in a spectacular way as opposed to presenting it and ignoring it, or presenting it or hiding it, or the bad versions we would have been forced to do..” Gilroy added that the story of Star Wars: Andor begins so far before Rogue one that Cassian Andor is nowhere near beingthe person who would know how to – or be motivated to – reprogram an Imperial droid.” Looks like we’ll have to wait a bit until K-2SO hits the stage Star Wars: Andorbut I can’t wait to see what the series has in store for us.

We know it Star Wars: Andor will consist of just two seasons, but there’s an awful lot of story to tell over the course of 24 episodes. The first season will cover one year in Cassian Andor’s life, while the second will cover the next four years. “Our final scene of the show, our 24th episode, will lead the audience right in Rogue one and straight into the first scene of Rogue one,Gilroy said.

Andor will explore from a new perspective Star wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make,” reads the official synopsis. “The series unfolds the story of the budding rebellion against the Empire and how humans and planets became involved. It’s an era filled with danger, deceit and intrigue, where Cassian will embark on the path destined to make him a rebel hero.” The first season of Star Wars: Andor will debut on Disney+ with three episodes on 21 September 2022.

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