Andor: Why K-2SO isn’t in the Star Wars series…yet

Cassian Andor’s droid sidekick, K-2SO, may possibly make an appearance at some point in the upcoming spin-off. In a panel for Andor during the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour, creator and writer Tony Gilroy discussed how the character might appear.

“I would say, ‘Wait and see,'” Gilroy said. “It’s a story we can’t wait to tell. It’s hard to carry an Imperial droid around with you and not attract all kinds of attention. It’s hard baggage. When we do, we will dramatically 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.”

Or, as star Diego Luna put it, “We’re five [until the story of Rogue One takes place]. If he knew K2 at the time, there would be no trip to take.”

The series begins in the early years of the Galactic Empire, even showing an empty Republic room that we saw in the Star Wars prequels. Geneviève O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller and Fiona Shaw will join Luna. Interestingly, O’Reilly will be reprising her role on the show as Mon Mothma, a role she took over from Caroline Blakiston from Revenge of the Sith 17 years ago.

Andor will arrive on Disney+ with a three-episode premiere on September 21, while the rest of the episodes will release weekly until November 23. At 12 episodes, this will be the longest first season of any Star Wars show on Disney+. A second season of Andor has already been confirmed.

A new trailer for Andor was released on August 1.

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