Though the series has been delayed for a few weeks, Disney+ has dropped the trailer for new Star Wars series Andor and confirmed the return of Forest Whitaker.
The series is headlined by Diego Luna’s titular character and takes place before the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
After initially being planned for an August debut, the series now drops on Disney+ on Sept. 21, with a three-episode premiere.
Details on 'Andor':
Andor will explore a new perspective in the Star Wars universe, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make in a world under the foot of the Empire.
The series “tells the story of the growing rebellion against the Empire and how certain individuals and worlds got involved. In this period of risk, deceit, and intrigue, Cassian will start down the path that will eventually make him a rebel hero.”
The series also stars Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller and Fiona Shaw.
Luna, Kathleen Kennedy, Tony Gilroy, Sanne Wohlenberg and Michelle Rejwan executive produce. Gilroy is also the creator and showrunner.
During an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America, Luna unveiled the new teaser and discussed the breadth of the upcoming series.
“It’s quite unique, because we know what Cassian is capable of, but we’re going to meet him when he doesn’t know he’s capable of that,” Luna said. “We’re going to meet him when life is tough, it’s a very dark and interesting life because it’s just a regular guy that suddenly has to become part of something bigger, has to become part of a community that rises. It’s the beginning of the origins of a revolution, and it’s a beautiful story because it reminds us what we are capable of, what we are all capable of. There’s no Jedis around — it’s people having to take control.”