Stellan Skarsgard in Character as Luthen in a New 'Andor' Image

Stellan Skarsgard in Character as Luthen in a New 'Andor' Image ...

Now that we have returned to checking in on Obi-Wan Kenobi, it's time to focus on another upcoming Star Wars universe series that we have set forth. Andor, the prequel series that joins together with Rogue One, will premiere next month, and it's safe to say well get regular updates on the new show in the coming weeks. In this months edition of Empire Magazine, series creator and director Tony Gilroy dissected how the series will perform, and a brand-new image from the series was

The title character Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) gets a decided look on his face as he navigates with Luthen (Stellan Skarsgard) on the back of his bike. The plot to reimagine his journey from selfish nihilist to one of the selfless rebels who died in the Empire will go five years ahead. And this five-years-before follow will make for a special show:

The audience's length is so high. Directors work in blocks of three episodes, so we did four blocks of three episodes each. [In Season 1] we said, Wow, it's really interesting if we return, and we use each block to represent a year. From a narrative perspective, it's really exciting to be able to do things on a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, then jump a year.

We already knew that Disney+ was so confident in Andor that Season 2 had already been ordered and scheduled to begin production. Now, this statement shows that not only can we expect a fiery Season 1, but can also build up anticipation for a fast-paced Season 2. Gilroy also revealed that the timeline of the series also allows for a more character-centered story:

Rogue One [was] more about an event than the actual journey of [the] actors. Its quite impressive to start a show where its not about where we can come to an end, but how did we end there?

Genevieve O'Reilly will play Mon Mothma and Forest Whitaker in the future. According to Stephen Schiff, Gilroy was reportedly directed the pilot episode as well as two other episodes, along with Ben Caron and Susanna White, who were announced as directors for the 12-episode season.

Andor will be released on August 31.