Showrunner from Star Wars’ Andor series avoided fan service at all costs
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If you’re looking for an indulgent Star Wars show packed with cameos, then Andor probably not for you. The series is a prequel around the character of Diego Luna from Rogue One, a thief turned rebellious spy. And while characters from across the Star Wars universe — such as Rebel Alliance leader Mon Mothma (Genevieve O’Reilly) — will be making an appearance everywhere Andorra, showrunner Tony Gilroy told IGN that he was more concerned with telling a good story than meeting the demands of fans.
“We didn’t want to do anything that was fan service,” explains Gilroy. “We never wanted to have anything… the mandate in the very beginning was that it should be as absolutely non-cynical as it could possibly be, that the show would just be real and honest.”
After some delay, the 12-episode series will premiere on Disney Plus on September 21. Besides Luna and O’Reilly, Andorra also stars Stellan Skarsgård (mommy Mia), Adria Arjona (morbius), and Denis Gough (colette). Forest Whitaker reprises his role as Saw Gerrara, a character who first appeared in Star Wars: The Clone Warsbefore appearing in Rogue One.