With the premiere of the upcoming Disney+ series Andor, STAR WARS is exploring new territories.
In episode , Andor will be more familiar with the sci-fi series Dive into a darker, grittier, more complex story than the traditional good versus evil story. That’s largely thanks to the show’s titular character, Cassian Andor (played by Diego Luna ).
“If you’re going to be doing something in Star Wars these days, it better be different, right? ‘ Luna told The Hollywood Reporter Thursday at the series’ Los Angeles launch. “We just wanted to take risks, we wanted to bring something new and different to the Star Wars universe.”
“[Cassian] is not clearly good or bad,” added Toby Haynes, director of the first three episodes. “He’s a good guy and he has to do bad things to get the job done. It’s very interesting territory for Star Wars . Usually, it’s very black and white. It’s more Grayscale.”
Showrunner Tony Gilroy “Really brought the audience with Their different journeys “get used to,” Haynes continued. “They won’t know where they stand. They don’t know if they can trust a character to live to the end of an episode. “
Described as a spy thriller, Andor takes place in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” , Gareth Edwards’ independent film, tells the story of George Lucas Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope . In addition to starring, Luna serves as an executive producer on the show.
“What we know about [Cassian] in Rogue One is very specific, but the points are very strange,” creator Gilroy said of the titular character . “He’s a killer. He’s a saboteur. He’s a liar, he’s a seducer, he’s a leader. He’s a trusted member of the rebel coalition. But at the same time, at the end of the day, he’s a big-hearted Man, he will give his life to save everyone. It’s a very fascinating character.”
“Everyone on each side is very complex,” playing the antagonist and Imperial officer Cyril Kahn’s Kyle Soller added. “Cassian is a questionable hero, right? And Cyril has his own doubts about whether his moral code is extremely correct. Is it right to deprive others of power and life for what he believes in? This is an honest and tough human being Story, I think people have been waiting.”