Shooting on the second season of Star Wars: Andor is already underway, but the finished product won’t arrive on screens for a good while yet.
The first season of the critically-acclaimed series wrapped up earlier this week, setting the stage perfectly for Season 2. Collider reports that filming on the next – and final – batch of episodes started earlier this week as planned, and will continue all the way through to August 2023. That’s apparently standard for 12-episode shows, though doesn’t take into account post-production.
The first season of Star Wars: Andor took around three years to wrap, and showrunner Tony Gilroy expects the second season won’t arrive on screens until 2024 at the earliest. “If past is predicate, and we do the same thing we did before, it’ll be on the same schedule,” he told Collider. “It will come out two years later.
“The only place you can accelerate the processes is in post, and the only way you can accelerate in post is with money, and money is tight. So, I don’t really know, there would have to be some serious motivation next May or June or something. Someone would have to say, ‘Wow, we really need this, and we’re willing to pay X.’ Rogue One proved, if you throw money at it, you can do post really, really fast. It’s just very, very, very expensive.”
Given the reception to the first season of Andor, Disney may just decide it’s willing to throw the big bucks at the show to get the second season finished as quickly as possible. For now, though, we’re probably looking at a late 2024 debut for Season 2. Plenty of time for the LEGO Group to catch up on sets from Season 1, then.
The first season of Star Wars: Andor is now streaming in its entirety exclusively on Disney+, while the first – and only – LEGO Star Wars set based on the series, 75338 Ambush on Ferrix, is available now at LEGO.com.